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Is a mammogram the only way to tell if you have breast cancer?

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March 27, 2013 3:57PM

Testing for Breast Cancer

No, the only way to tell if you have breast cancer for sure is a biopsy.

A mammogram is a good way to screen for breast cancer, because it can detect suspect lesions long before they are noticed by a physical exam. There are also other ways of imaging, such as ultrasound and MRI, that can be used prior to a biopsy.