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Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in the US. The death rate has declined, partly due to increased screening and improved treatment. When found and treated early it is often curable. This website gives information about diagnosing and treating breast cancer.
Breast lumps are common. Inform your doctor if you find a new lump, if a lump changes over time or causes pain, or if you notice changes in your nipple. Tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI may be recommended. You may also need a biopsy.
Breast cysts are common. Your doctor might recommend tests to make sure that the cysts are not cancerous. If the cysts are causing pain, try a well-fitting bra, warm or cool compresses, or over-the-counter pain medication if necessary. Your doctor might recommend aspiration to empty the cysts.
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