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What are the tests for breast lump?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
6 doctors agree
In brief: Physical exam
Then mammogram and ultrasound.
Maybe MRI and biopsy.

In brief: Physical exam
Then mammogram and ultrasound.
Maybe MRI and biopsy.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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