A 28-year-old female asked:
I am seem once/yr by breast surgeon bc of lumpy breasts. clinical/u/s exam yrly. is this good for prevention, or a waste of time/$?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 47 years experience
I don't think it is: a waste of time and money. Breast cancer is very common, and the main thing that really helps is early diagnosis. If you have lumpy breasts, early diagnosis can be difficult; and sometimes clinical exam by experienced surgeon is the only way to tell a benign lump from small cancer.
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