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Skin Calcifications

A few days after my last mammogram, the office called me to ask me to come back for another mammogram.  They told me they saw skin calcifications on my left breast.  I am scheduled for the mammogram today.  My question is:  Are skin calsifications cancerous and if so what is the treatment?

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Dear Bianca, Microcalcifications are small calcium deposits found within the breast tissue.  There are different types of microcalcifications, and based on their pattern on the mammogram it gives the radiologist clues as to their cause.  For instance microcalcifications that are more scattered are probably due to a benign (non-cancerous) cause, a
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