Age 30- fibrocystic breasts. How can doctor tell by just feeling that lumps are benign?

Mammogram better. Hello, Yes a physician can have an impression of a benign breast vs. a malignancy. However, Mammogram would have a greater more definite screening than manual exam alone. Also the breast, if fibrocystic may interfere with what we can feel with our hands. The patient also has an impression about her own body and is a reliable source in determining a change in the nature of the breast tissue.

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