Re: If calcifications are found as well as a lump, does this increase chance of it being breast canc
Thanks for posting.
Breast calcifications are very common and usually develop naturally as a woman ages. They are usually benign (not cancer). Having benign breast calcifications doesn’t increase your risk of developing breast cancer. Calcifications are not something you can usually feel but are picked up through routine screening.
As breast calcifications can occasionally be an early sign of cancer, extra tests might be suggested.
Having a breast lump as well as calcifications does not necessarily mean there is an increased risk of this being breast cancer. What’s important is the lump and calcifications are fully assessed. It’s not clear if you are asking for yourself or on behalf of someone else. Our information about referral to the breast clinic may be of interest as this explains what tests might be necessary.
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