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What happens if a breast lump is found during pregnancy?

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If a suspicious lump is found, your doctor should do a biopsy. She'll remove a small sample of the suspicious tissue with a needle or by making a small cut. The sample tissue gets checked under a microscope and with other methods to look for any cancer cells.

Your doctor might also give you an ultrasound to assess the extent of any disease and to guide the biopsy.

From: Breast Cancer and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute. The Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 


Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 15, 2017

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute. The Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 


Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 15, 2017

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