Exam, mammo, US, MRI
Physical examination by a trained provider is a good start.
If you or the doc feel a lump then mammogram
and/or ultrasound (depending on your age, etc.) is usually next. Mri
is usually reserved for complex diagnoses, women with very dense breasts, or strong family history. After the workup, a needle biopsy
is typically ordered if any of the above are suspicious or if the lump persists.