Asked in Women's HealthCancerBreast Cancer
Is a mammogram the only way to tell if you have breast cancer?
March 27, 2013 3:57PM
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.