The breast outlines are one of the review areas on a chest x-ray. If a mastectomy is present implying a previous malignancy, be sure to interrogate the film closely.
Bone metastases are common - both lucent and sclerotic - in breast cancer.
Other potential findings on a chest x-ray indicating metastatic disease in breast cancer include:
- pleural effusion
- lung metastases
- pleural metastases