Microcalcifications are small. They often occur because of benign (not cancer) changes, but occasionally microcalcifications can be an early sign of cancer.
Two types of biopsies are used to remove breast calcification tissue for further study, including.
Calcifications are small deposits of calcium that show up on mammograms Sometimes the glandular cells of the breast can secrete calcium onto the . Most biopsies for calcifications find that a benign process is the cause.
If the second mammogram is still worrisome for cancer, your doctor may recommend a breast biopsy to know for sure. If the calcifications appear noncancerous.