It is very difficult to distinguish a benign breast lump
from a cancer
for patient and doctor. Depending upon age and physical examination findings, we will often get a mammogram
and ultrasound to help evaluate a breast lump, sometimes culminating in a (nonsurgical) needle-biopsy--ultimately, the only way to be 100% certain is to look at the tissue under the microscope.
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