PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How can you confirm if you have breast cancer?

ANSWER

The only way to confirm cancer is for a doctor to do a needle aspiration or surgical biopsy to collect and test tissue for cancer cells.

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org.

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: "Oncology: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org.

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: "Oncology: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 10, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What do you need to do if you're diagnosed with breast cancer?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: