Mammograms have traditionally been one of the most useful tools for detecting breast cancer. As this technology has improved, mammograms have been able to detect smaller and smaller lesions. As a result, detecting breast cancer is no longer a clear-cut case, and doctors recommend that women seek a second opinion when they are given a breast cancer diagnosis.
This ABC News report shares the story of Judy Valencia, a Michigan woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer after she had two mammograms and a breast biopsy. With a family history of breast cancer, Ms. Valencia made the choice to undergo a double mastectomy. In the months following the procedure, she discovered that the lab technician was mistaken and she never had cancer in the first place.
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