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How do you diagnose breast cancer?
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Biopsy
Diagnosis is made through a biopsy that is either performed through the skin with a needle or by a surgical procedure.

In brief: Biopsy
Diagnosis is made through a biopsy that is either performed through the skin with a needle or by a surgical procedure.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Biopsy
Clinical examination of the breast, digital mammogram, sonogram of the breast or MRI of the breast, biopsy of the lesion are all important in making a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Sometimes, just part of them is needed, sometimes all of them are needed to be done. However, biopsy of the lesion/lump is the only thing that can give a definitive answer whether a lump is malignant or benign.

In brief: Biopsy
Clinical examination of the breast, digital mammogram, sonogram of the breast or MRI of the breast, biopsy of the lesion are all important in making a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Sometimes, just part of them is needed, sometimes all of them are needed to be done. However, biopsy of the lesion/lump is the only thing that can give a definitive answer whether a lump is malignant or benign.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Breast Biopsy
A definitive diagnosis of cancer can only be reached by looking at tissue under the microscope.
Most breast cancers are found at the time of routine yearly mammograms or by palpation of a lump on self-examination or routine physician visit. If an abnormality is found that warrants biopsy, this can usually be done non-surgically.

In brief: Breast Biopsy
A definitive diagnosis of cancer can only be reached by looking at tissue under the microscope.
Most breast cancers are found at the time of routine yearly mammograms or by palpation of a lump on self-examination or routine physician visit. If an abnormality is found that warrants biopsy, this can usually be done non-surgically.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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