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What Sort Of Doctor Should I See First About A Lump In My Breast
One that you trust.: Anyone that can order a mammogram and any appropriate follow-up tests. This would include primary care, general surgeon, plastic surgeon, ob/gyn or even am oncologist. In the event the diagnosis proves to be breast cancer the patient should always speak to both a general surgeon and a plastic surgeon to best understand their options. If mass proves not to be cancer follow-up as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exams are subjective: Sometimes masses are mobile and are difficult to feel if you are standing/sitting up vs laying down. Some women have "lumpy breasts and what feels normal to them may feel abnormal to the md. A good idea would be to have the md put your fingers directly on the mass so that you know what he/she is feeling. Does imaging confirm the mass in the same place he/she indicated? If so, biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to doctor about a breast lump and should have been referred. He didn't even feel it. Can I self refer to woman doctor?
Can a test for cancer in a breast lump be wrong? It was tested not cancer but it grew back now doctors are worried.
No perfect tests: There are no perfect tests, and unfortunately these include the ones that we rely upon to tell us if cancer is present or not. If there is doubt, or your clinical situation has changed, please don't delay in getting a confirmatory study or second opinion. Ask your doctor to candidly share his concerns and best direct you appropriately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need biosy results: With rare exception, one should not go to the or without a tissue diagnosis. This is usually easily accomplished via needle biopsy under local anesthesia. Once the diagnosis is established, the timing of the surgery can be guided by whether the lump is benign or malignant: if benign, no urgency; if malignant, why wait? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
26 year old male with breast lump. Doctor said my axillary nodes are a little swollen. Mammogram next week? Gyno or more serious. Hard to wait. Thanks
I am 22 years old and I am a virgin. I had a breast lump removed two years back. The doctor didn't mention anything and the lump was benign. Now, I am getting some milky discharge from both the nipples. The discharge is thick and smells like milk. Is it n
I have a lump in my breast and don't have ins. Right now to see a doc...What should I do? I am a healthy 47 yr old female who had her first and only child at 38 yrs. Old. I have had regular periods every 28 days until 5 weeks ago...In the past 5 weeks i
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