9 doctors weighed in:

How do you tell if you have breast cancer?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy

In order to make a true diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained.
This can be done in an office or radiology center under local anesthesia. A core needle biopsy is performed using ultrasound or stereotactic (using a mammogram). The results are available in 24-72 hours.

In brief: Biopsy

In order to make a true diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained.
This can be done in an office or radiology center under local anesthesia. A core needle biopsy is performed using ultrasound or stereotactic (using a mammogram). The results are available in 24-72 hours.
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Screening

Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms.
Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body.

In brief: Screening

Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms.
Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

You could perform breast self examination for a new breast lump.
But you would need to see a doctor for a physical examination, and a yearly mammogram with possible breast ultrasound after age 40 to look for early subtle changes.

In brief: See a doctor

You could perform breast self examination for a new breast lump.
But you would need to see a doctor for a physical examination, and a yearly mammogram with possible breast ultrasound after age 40 to look for early subtle changes.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mammogram, etc.

The best test to screen for breast cancer is a mammogram.
Most organizations in the us recommend beginning this at age 40, unless one is at high risk. This may be supplemented by yearly physician examination and monthly breast self-examination.

In brief: Mammogram, etc.

The best test to screen for breast cancer is a mammogram.
Most organizations in the us recommend beginning this at age 40, unless one is at high risk. This may be supplemented by yearly physician examination and monthly breast self-examination.
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