10 doctors weighed in:
Do you need to have a lump in the breast to have breast cancer?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Some early breast cancers do not present with a lump or mass.
They present with findings on a mammogram or ultrasound. Calcifications commonly present with out a palpable mass.

In brief: No
Some early breast cancers do not present with a lump or mass.
They present with findings on a mammogram or ultrasound. Calcifications commonly present with out a palpable mass.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nope
Very often there is not a lump and the cancer is just picked up on imaging.

In brief: Nope
Very often there is not a lump and the cancer is just picked up on imaging.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Not at all
Very often breast cancer is diagnosed on a screening mammogram done in a patient with no signs or symptoms of cancer.

In brief: Not at all
Very often breast cancer is diagnosed on a screening mammogram done in a patient with no signs or symptoms of cancer.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Absolutely not!
Actually, the main goal of mammograms is to find cancer before you could feel them. We often identify breast cancer that is as small as a few grains of sand.
Mammograms save lives!

In brief: Absolutely not!
Actually, the main goal of mammograms is to find cancer before you could feel them. We often identify breast cancer that is as small as a few grains of sand.
Mammograms save lives!
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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