Fibrocystic Disease Diagnosis
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How to Diagnose Fibrocystic Disease
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. There are generally only two concerns that arise from these symptoms:
- Are you uncomfortable?
- Do you have breast cancer?
Tests may include the following:
- Mammogram (x-ray of the breasts)-Mammograms alone cannot reliably distinguish between a benign cyst and cancer. A lump that does not show significant monthly changes must be evaluated by other tests, such as aspiration.
- Needle aspiration of a lump (if the fluid is removed, the cyst usually resolves)
- Excisional biopsy of a suspicious area
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