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How will I receive the results of my mammogram?
Ask your health-care professional or radiologist how the results of your mammogram will be communicated to you.
If your mammogram results are normal
If the mammogram appears clearly normal, no further tests are needed. Most breast changes are not malignant, and most women will have no breast cancer detected during a regular mammogram screening.
Sometimes the radiologist will request an additional diagnostic mammogram or an ultrasound study of the breast, which never is a substitute for, but always complements, the views taken with a mammogram.
If your mammogram results are abnormal (not normal)
Sometimes a woman could be recalled after a few days because the radiologist simply wants to be sure the breast images are the best possible and for a better evaluation of certain areas of the breast. In such cases, special mammographic tests may be performed.
What diseases or disorders can mammography diagnose?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2015
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