I was recently screened for breast cancer and have been asked to go back. Does this mean they have found cancer?
Mammography X- rays show up tiny alterations in the breast which are impossible to detect on physical examination. The majority of these problems turn out not to be cancer but without further tests this is impossible to decide. Many women screened will need to be recalled for extra X - rays and more tests. Almost every one of these will turn out not to have breast cancer. However a very few, Between Four and eight women in every 1000, Will have their cancers detected early by this means. Although it is no guarantee of complete cure, The earlier you can find a breast cancer thenthe better are your long - term prospects.
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