You should not ignore a lump or any change in your breasts just because your recent mammogram was “normal.” This is especially important if your breasts are dense. While lumps are often cysts or areas of normal tissue, a lump may be cancer that is hidden within dense breast tissue on a mammogram. If you have a lump, you should talk to your health care provider and have a “diagnostic” breast imaging appointment where often an Ultrasound will be performed.
A “normal,” “negative,” or “benign” screening mammogram report does not necessarily mean there is no cancer.
- 5 Facts Every Woman Should Know
- Video Series: Let’s Talk About Dense Breasts
- Patient Risk Checklist (print)
- Patient Questions and Answers