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I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
But it needs to be checked! you should have a physical examination, mammography, and most likely an ultrasound.
Then you and your physician can make an adequate plan. Don't delay any longer - get it checked!

In brief: Not always
But it needs to be checked! you should have a physical examination, mammography, and most likely an ultrasound.
Then you and your physician can make an adequate plan. Don't delay any longer - get it checked!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily.
Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it's not a cancer.
This certainty can be reached by physical examination, mammography, ultrasound, and/or biopsy, depending on many factors. If your doctor is certain that the lump is not cancerous, it does not need to be removed.

In brief: Not necessarily.
Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it's not a cancer.
This certainty can be reached by physical examination, mammography, ultrasound, and/or biopsy, depending on many factors. If your doctor is certain that the lump is not cancerous, it does not need to be removed.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
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Dr. Hashim Alani
You may need a needle biopsy to make sure it is benign
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