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May 9, 2018 1 min read

Tiny calcium deposits are sometimes seen on imaging studies of the breast, joints, blood vessels, or other tissues. How the calcifications are clustered and how big they are can help determine whether they’re a normal result of aging or a sign of cancer or heart disease, says Davis Liu, M.D., a family physician with the Permanente Medical Group, in Sacramento, California. If there’s any question, you may need a more sensitive diagnostic test.

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