When a patient finds a breast lump either accidentally
or by breast self exam, there are many different imaging
modalities and/or invasive procedures that may be done to
determine if breast disease is present. This pamphlet describes
many of the possible options a patient and physician may face to
“work-up” a breast lump.
Mammography has consistently been proven to be an effective and safe method of screening women 50 and older for breast cancer. However, this study found that annual screening with mammography for women in their 40’s was ...