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Breast lump removal - series—Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

The outcome of the excisional biopsy depends on the type of lump found. If the lump is benign, no further treatment is required. If the lump is malignant, the treatment can include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and endocrine therapy. The choice of treatment will be discussed with you by specialists in each area.

Review Date 10/16/2020

Updated by: Todd Campbell, MD, FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Volunteer Faculty, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ; Medical Director, Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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