Palpable Breast Mass

  • Barbara D. Loris

Palpable breast lumps are the most common breast problem for which women or men seek medical attention. The discovery of a breast lump by the patients themselves or their physician causes a great deal of anxiety and fear, and a marked sense of urgency for both the patients and their practitioner. The likelihood of a lesion being malignant depends in large part on the patient’s age, increasing as one gets older. Approximately 2% of all breast cancer cases occur in women younger than 30 years, increasing to ∼70% in women over the age of 50.


Postmenopausal Woman Fine Needle Aspiration Core Biopsy Breast Cancer Case Physical Exam 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara D. Loris
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryEvanston Northwestern Highland Park HospitalHighland ParkUSA

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