5 Things to do when you find a lump

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5 Things to do when you find a lump

05:59 09 Oct in Breast Cancer, Dr Cordula Winkler, Reach for Recovery, Somerset Surgery

By Dr Cordula Winkler

 

    1. Don’t panic – take a deep breath.

 

    1. Make an appointment with a general surgeon. After your examination, the surgeon will remove a small piece of the lump in order to examine its cause.

 

    1. You will be referred for a mammogram or breast sonar.

 

    1. Take some time before you make any decisions. Get a second opinion and discuss all treatment options. These include a lumpectomy and full mastectomy. Ask fo a referral to a plastic surgeon to discuss your reconstructive options.

 

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