Breast Cancer/Mamograms

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Hello,
 I am 49 years old and I have very dense breasts, because of this I have had  3 biopsies. Thank goodness they all have come back fine. I just had ultrasounds done in December, which showed some cysts. I am suppose to have my annual mamogram done in April. Do I really need the mamogram if I just had ultrasounds done? Ultrasounds show more than mamograms right? So maybe wait for the mamogram? Thank you for your help?

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Well, my recommendation in cases of dense breasts is that a combination of mammography, ultrasound breast scans and if possible MRI breast scans should be used in order to decrease the risk of missing anything as much as possible. So I give you the same advice.


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