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I just had a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. My doctor said he is over 95% certain I have cancer. Is it normal to be able to tell just from mammogram and ultrasound? Does that mean I have a large tumor?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 3 years
 
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Drs. trained in reading studies can usually tell by the films they look at but the only way to see what it truly is is to do a biopsy.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I, too, was told "Expect the biopsy to come back as breast cancer." Many times, the shape and density, of the suspicious area is telling. My tumor was a very weird shape, it was very hard, and felt lumpy. It was not at all like other lumps I had felt in my breasts. I knew, the second I found it, it was bad. Doctors who look at hundreds and hundreds of lumps each and every day can tell a lump that is classic for breast cancer. There are also time when they can be wrong and that is why a biopsy is needed to confirm their suspicions. There are so many treatments for breast cancers, it is not the death sentence it once was. Hang in there and take care, Sharon
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Not necessarily. Dr can look @ pictures & tell from shame of cancer cells that it's suspicious & possibly cancer. My Dr said something similar & he was correct. Stage 0 for me thank God for mammograms & experienced Dr's
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Cancer cells take on a distinct shape and edges. Dr can pretty much look @ that to make a determination but The proof lies in biopsied cells. 🙏🏾
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