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5 things to know if you're called back after a mammogram

It's normal to feel anxious if you're called back for more testing after having a mammogram. If that happens to you, keep these five things in mind:

  1. Less than 10% of women called back are diagnosed with breast cancer.
  2. Often, a callback just means your pictures weren't clear. Or doctors may need a closer look at an area of concern.
  3. In the vast majority of women, more testing reveals everything is OK.
  4. If something still looks suspicious, however, only a biopsy can determine if it's breast cancer.
  5. Even if you do need a biopsy, try to remember that most breast biopsy results are not cancer.