Have you Found a New Breast Lump? This is Exactly What You Should Do.
Step 1: Do not panic!- According to the American College of Radiology, 80% of breast lumps are non-cancerous. There are several different types of benign breast lumps to rule out before assuming that your lump is cancerous. The most common include fibroadenomas, simple cysts, intraductal papillomas, and fibrocystic changes.
Step 2: Make an appointment with your physician, who will perform a clinical breast exam to rule out any abnormalities in your breast tissue and axillary regions. Your physician will decide whether or not it is necessary for you to have any imaging studies performed, such as a diagnostic mammogram or an ultrasound.
Step 3: If your physician orders a breast imaging study, call Little Silver Mammography & HerSpace and we will happily schedule your appointment in an expedited fashion. A mammogram or ultrasound will determine whether the lump is solid or fluid-filled and will provide the exact size dimensions and characterizations of the lump, which will allow for an accurate diagnosis. At Little Silver Mammography & HerSpace, our staff members are dedicated to the provision of exceptional patient care, creating the most stress-free breast imaging experience. Our facility utilizes the most advanced diagnostic imaging services and provides every patient with same-day results at the termination of the exam from our on-site breast images.
Please call our office at 732-741-9595 to schedule your appointment.