Imaging Tests For Breast Pain Don't Have Significant Benefit, Study Shows

Posted on July 9th, 2012 by

If you're a woman experiencing breast pain, one of your first instincts might be to ask for an imaging test to see if something is wrong, right? Well, a new study shows that imaging tests for breast pain might not have any significant benefit. The research, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found that for women with a totally normal breast exam, having an MRI, mammogram or ultrasound didn't seem to make a difference in any decisions on the part of the doctor and the patient…According to the Mayo Clinic, breast pain very rarely means that a woman has breast cancer, though you should still see a doctor if you feel it.

 

Huffington Post by Amanda Chan

Tags: Breast Cancer, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Research

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