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Lump in breast. What kind of tests would tell me what it was?

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In brief: Ultrasound/mammogram

A breast lump can be due to several etiologies:benign/ functional(traumatic, hormone related, cystic, fibrous), neoplastic(both benign -papillomas, fibroadenomas, phyloides and malignant-cancer, dcis lcis) .
The first thing to do is see a dr. For a good history and physical and the dr will then decide if one or both of the above tests are needed. Sometimes a MRI will be required.

In brief: Ultrasound/mammogram

A breast lump can be due to several etiologies:benign/ functional(traumatic, hormone related, cystic, fibrous), neoplastic(both benign -papillomas, fibroadenomas, phyloides and malignant-cancer, dcis lcis) .
The first thing to do is see a dr. For a good history and physical and the dr will then decide if one or both of the above tests are needed. Sometimes a MRI will be required.
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