There’s a Lump in My Breast…Now What?

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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.


The information provided in this handout does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Minnesota Medical School physicians and faculty. These materials are provided for informational purposes only and are in no way intended to take the place of the advice and recommendations of your personal health care provider. You use the information provided in these handouts at your own risk.

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Martin, Angela Beale. (2009). There’s a Lump in My Breast…Now What?. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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