Approach to Breast Lumps

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Women age 35 and older

  • Breast cysts in older women can be managed similarly to those in younger
    women except that mammography is part of the initial work-up
  • Solid masses should be excised if they are suspicious for malignancy either by clinical breast examination or by mammography,
    or if they are not seen on mammography.
  • Masses that are not suspicious can be excised, biopsied with a core biopsy needle, or managed according to the triple diagnosis protocol. There is a 1% chance
    of missing cancer by this approach
  • Women who have had a non-palpable breast lump identified on screening mammography need to undergo ultrasound to determine if it is cystic, and stereotactic or ultrasound-guided breast biopsy for histologic diagnosis.

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