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A 35-year-old male asked:

My sis having a small lump in her breast vd little pain. doctor suggested for an operation.what is d reason for this and hw it can be treated?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Breast mass: The doctor is probably going to do a biopsy to make sure this is not cancer, and if it is to determine what type and how best to treat it and hopefully to cure her. The doctor will not know the best treatment until they learn what is actually going on. Best wishes and hope she is better soon.
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