Question I have three questions about the breast cancer but they are related. You may answer them as one answer. The mammogram found microcalcifications in one side. 1) Do I need to undergo the biopsy or monitor it every 6 months? 2) If they are benign, should the microcalcifications be removed or left there, and 3) For the breast cancer, what type of the doctor is the best to visit, the general oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology or hematology and oncology? I see they all may have clinic interest in the breast cancer/tumour. Thank you for your answer.
Answer 1. A biopsy is better since then you may not need to monitor it. 2. Nothing needs to be done with them if benign. 3. A general oncologist or a radiological oncologist (here in Sweden it is simpler since these 2 are one and the same, that is what I am) or a surgical oncologist. It is probably easiest to go to the surgeon but insist that the case should be taken care of as a team work of all these 3 specialists! Hematological oncology usually deals with leukemias & lymphomas not breast cancer.
I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience in diagnostics and treatment of breast tumours.
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