What are the tests for breast lump?

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.
Exam, imaging. Always start with exam. Though usually more is needed. Ultrasound and mammogram ( X-ray) can provide helpful information as well. If there is any concern for cancer only a tissue biopsy will do. .

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Is there one best test to diagnose breast lump?

No. All tests can miss a breast lump. They are best used together. An ultrasound may find a lump that is missed on mammogram. A MRI may find lumps missed by the usg etc. Read more...
Biopsy. Not all lumps need to be biopsied; however, this is the most definitive diagnostic test. If a lump is palpable and suspicious (based on examination+/-mammogram+/-ultrasound), a simple office-based needle biopsy is indicated. If a lump is not palpable but is identified by mammography+/-ultrasound and is suspicious, an image-guided needle biopsy is likewise done. Read more...

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 more...
Grew Back? It is a difficult question to answer without facts, but unfortunately, a benign tissue may become malignant "years later." I am a cancer survivor and quoting my doctor who said 16 years ago, the cancer "may come back in 20 or 25 years." there were instances i felt the cancer is back, but regular check-ups so far showed otherwise. I hope and pray, your test will be negative for cancer. Read more...
Unlikely. I assume that the test you had was a biopsy. If so, it would be very unusual for this result to be wrong. More likely, some benign tumors can grow; in that circumstance, it is safer to do a small, outpatient operation to remove that tissue. Read more...
Fibroadenoma. If you are 19 and the lump was benign it was probably a fibroadenoma. These grow back on occassion or you may have another condition (like fibrocystic or very rarely cancer) in the same area. Most likely a benign condition if you are 19, but best to have it checked out again. Read more...
Get 2nd opinion . I recommend you go to the american society of breast surgeons website to find a breast specialist who can review you case and make recommendations. Read more...

After finding a breast lump, I had a blood test that came back with normal blood count, is it still a possibility to have breast cancer?

Blood tests don't he. No blood tests would help to diagnose breast cancer. The only way to diagnose cancer is biopsy of the lump once it is confirmed to be real on an x-ray(mammogram). So you are advised to find a doctor who knows how to investigate a lump in breast , which most dcotors do. But a physical exam is the first step in order to decide if an x-ray or ultrasound is needed. Any palpable lump requires biopsy. Read more...

What things could cause a breast lump?

Depends. Could be benign fibrocystic disease, benign fibroadenona, or benign breast cyst. Breast cancer can be a firm breast lump. Painful abscess or infection is possible. Need to see a doctor for an examination. Read more...
Benign or malignant. If you feel a breast lump or mass you should get it taken care of. You should get a referral to a doctor who specializes in breast disease the best doctor would be a breast surgeon you need to have a history and exam and mammogram and or breast ultrasound and probably need a biopsy. Read more...

How will I know if I have breast lump?

Self-examination. Tara-that is often a very difficult thing to determine for patient and doctor, since the breast by it's very nature is a very "lumpy-bumpy" organ. If you perform self-examination, you will be more likely to identify any new lump, which should prompt a visit to your doctor. If they share your concern, they will send you to a breast specialist and may order tests such as an ultrasound+/-mammogram. Read more...
Ask doctor. Your doctor can teach you self examination of the breast. How to do it, when to do it, and when to have a lump checked out. There are devices that simulate breast tissue that your doctor uses to help you get the "feel" of how a breast should feel and how lumps feel. Read more...