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What further tests are needed after the detection of breast nodules?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Exam +/-

When evaluating a woman who has found a nodule, the best test is to have a careful breast examination.
Many perceived lumps are just "variations of normal", with reassurance& follow-up sufficient. If a true lump is found, i prefer to do an ultrasound+/- needle biopsy, if it appears solid and suspicious. A mammogram may also be helpful depending on one's age, but doesn't replace a biopsy.

In brief: Exam +/-

When evaluating a woman who has found a nodule, the best test is to have a careful breast examination.
Many perceived lumps are just "variations of normal", with reassurance& follow-up sufficient. If a true lump is found, i prefer to do an ultrasound+/- needle biopsy, if it appears solid and suspicious. A mammogram may also be helpful depending on one's age, but doesn't replace a biopsy.
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