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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is a malignant, aggressive cancer that can affect men or women. Mammography is very helpful in diagnosing this type of cancer. The only option at this time for treatment for TNBC is cytotoxic chemotherapy. There is research being conducted to obtain more treatment options for patients. This is proving to be difficult because TNBC is negative for all hormone receptors. On a mammogram, this cancer may present as a lobulated mass with or without calcifications. This comes as a surprise because most masses present on a mammogram tend to be spiculated. This proves for an easier diagnosis of TNBC, however since it is aggressive, it tends to be in a later stage in the staging process.

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Medical Imaging


mammography, triple negative breast cancer, TNBC, diagnosis, routine views


Medicine and Health Sciences | Radiology

Diagnosis of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Using Mammography

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