What Does Probably Benign Mean??

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Asked by jenna

What Does Probably Benign Mean??

i had a mammogram and ultrasound done on my left breast, they sent me a paper saying...it's a category 3: probably benign...what does that mean?

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It means they saw a suspicious area on your mammogram; followed it up with an ultrasound (right?); and the ultrasound showed something that did NOT look like a cancerous tumor - it looked benign (not cancerous). I'm not sure how they ascertain this; it's probably a question you should ask, for clarification. Hope this helps - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel