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how can i tell if my breast lump is a breast cancer?

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Dr. Deborah Metzger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You need a biopsy.: An experienced gynecologist or breast surgeon can often tell if there is a high chance that it is malignant or if it is likely benign. Regardless, any lump needs to be evaluated with a mammogram and possibly an ultrasound. It should also be biopsied.
Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
Get it checked: The only way to know is to get it checked. Mammography or ultrasound may show the answer or you may need a biopsy for unknown or questionable lumps. Most can be diagnosed with a core needle biopsy which does not require going to surgery. Talk to your doctor to see what is best for you.

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