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Shadow on a mammagram

I need a re due on my right breast because of a shadow on the mammogram.  what does this mean?
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Dear Linda107, It is not unusual for a person to be asked to return for a more precise mammogram after a screening mammogram if there are any areas that may be of concern.  Sometimes breast tissue may fold over and cause a "shadow" to be seen on a film so often with a more localized compression of the breast tissue the "shadow" may resolve.  
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