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Home > Health Library > False-Positives and Unnecessary Biopsies With Annual Mammograms Over 10 Years
Mammograms may show an abnormal result when it turns out there wasn't any cancer (called a false-positive). This means you may need more tests-such as another mammogram, a breast ultrasound, or a biopsy-to make sure you don't have cancer. These tests can be harmful and cause a lot of worry.
The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.
Current as ofMarch 27, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineWendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
Current as of:
March 27, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
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