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What to do if you find a lump in your breast

If you find a lump in your breast you should see your GP as soon as possible.

To help decide whether the lump needs further investigation, your GP will ask you some of the following questions:

Your GP will also assess the lump by examining your breasts, and decide whether you need further tests, such as an ultrasound or mammogram.

If you have further tests, they'll help show whether the lump is breast cancer or a non-cancerous lump, and help your GP decide if you need any further investigation or treatment.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by oncoplastic breast and general surgeon, Canterbury DHB. Page created December 2018.


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