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Spot on mammogram
What makes a "Spot" show up on your mammogram?  In simple English please!
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587083 tn?1327123862
Hi,
First of all,do not panic! If a"spot" was detected on your mammogram it does not mean you have breast cancer.
An overwhelming majority of abnormalities are caused by harmless processes.In some cases it could be just the breast tissue that has folded over on itself,causing a shadow to appear,other causes could be due to many benign causes such as cysts or Fibroadenomas.
You don't say what your radiologist or doctor has recommended,but usually when a mammogram detects a suspicious area,the next step is to do a spot compression.mammogram which will focus only on a small area of the breast to achieve better imaging. Most often,the spot will disappear upon compression,but if it doesn't,an Ultrasound or other imaging studies of the breast could follow,including a biopsy "if" necessary to achieve a correct diagnosis.
I hope this helps.
Best wishes...
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