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How is a galactogram or ductogram used to diagnose breast cancer?

Galactography, or ductography, is a mammographic technique used in the diagnosis of breast cancer that involves injection of a contrast agent (dye) into a milk duct. This study may be useful in the evaluation of unilateral spontaneous nipple discharge that is bloody. (Nipple discharge that is milky, yellow, or green is rarely associated with breast cancers.)

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