For patients, the word “biopsy” can be a bit scary. In fact, when doctors order a biopsy of a suspicious area, many patients immediately think cancer. But most often, the opposite is true.
When your doctor orders an MRI, odds are you answer with a groan. After all, lying completely still in a metal tube is no one’s favorite way to spend time.
While mammograms are routine screenings (at least, we hope you are making them routine—annually starting at age 40), not all mammograms are created equal.
In many aspects of life, more is better, and the same holds true for mammograms and breast cancer screening – more information is better for detection.