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How could I know if the lumps are just fibricystic breast changes or something more serious like breast cancer?
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: You cannot
A lump needs to be evaluated. See your doctor.

In brief: You cannot
A lump needs to be evaluated. See your doctor.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Biopsy
A simple biopsy would give you your answer if the lesions are suspicious on imaging.

In brief: Biopsy
A simple biopsy would give you your answer if the lesions are suspicious on imaging.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: See your doctor.
I have been a breast cancer surgeon for almost 20 years and I am still fooled by some exams.
With that said, there are some generalizations about which breast lumps are more concerning than others. Cancers tend to be rock-hard, fixed, and 3-dimensionally round or oval. Benign lumps tend to be rubbery, cigar-shaped or pancake-shaped.

In brief: See your doctor.
I have been a breast cancer surgeon for almost 20 years and I am still fooled by some exams.
With that said, there are some generalizations about which breast lumps are more concerning than others. Cancers tend to be rock-hard, fixed, and 3-dimensionally round or oval. Benign lumps tend to be rubbery, cigar-shaped or pancake-shaped.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: See a doctor
Have a physical examination with your doctor, mammogram, and a breast ultrasound if indicated.
If there is anything needing further evaluation after that, then MRI or breast needle biopsy may be indicated next.

In brief: See a doctor
Have a physical examination with your doctor, mammogram, and a breast ultrasound if indicated.
If there is anything needing further evaluation after that, then MRI or breast needle biopsy may be indicated next.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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