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What Do Breast Masses Look Like on a Mammogram?


Updated February 09, 2012

What shows up on your mammogram, and what does it look like? See what benign and malignant masses look like on a mammogram. Mammograms help with early detection and screening for breast cancer. You can see areas of dark and light, which correspond to normal and dense breast tissue. Breast masses will appear light (whiter) because they are denser than other features in the breast. Images are of actual mammograms, courtesy of the National Cancer Institute.

Please note: Red arrows were added to help you see the part of the image that is being featured.
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