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Answered 2013-03-27 15:57:24
Testing forBreast 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.

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