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Breast lump removal - series—Aftercare



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 11/6/2021

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery Practice Specializing in Breast Cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. 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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