Mis­taken Iden­tity

UN­LIKELY THINGS CAN MAKE MAM­MO­GRAMS MORE DIF­FI­CULT TO READ – OR THROW OFF THE RE­SULTS AL­TO­GETHER

Women's Health (South Africa) - - HEALTH -

Breast im­plants: Sa­line or sil­i­cone fillers can make it tricky to see cer­tain parts of your breast dur­ing imag­ing. Ask your doc to re­fer you to a clinic with ex­pe­ri­ence read­ing scans of women with im­plants.

Tat­toos: In rare cases, tat­too ink can look like a can­cer that has spread to the lymph nodes. Make sure your doc­tor and ra­di­ol­o­gist know if you have skin art any­where on your body.

De­odor­ant: Some an­tiper­spi­rants con­tain sub­stances that can show up on a mam­mo­gram as white spots. Skip it the day of your test.

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