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How to confirm breast cancer in a female?


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Published At December 21, 2022
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

One of my relatives is doubtful if she has breast cancer. She wants to confirm the diagnosis. What should be our next steps to do so?

Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern.

I would suggest for a mammogram of both breasts followed by a biopsy of the breast lesion. The pathology report of the biopsy will clear all the doubts. The major risk factors for developing breast cancer include family history of breast cancer, obesity, certain genetic conditions, any previous breast lump, hormone replacement therapy, history of estrogen intake, early menarche, or late menopause. In case she has a family history of breast cancer then I would suggest genetic counseling to clarify all doubts and get an in-depth analysis to ensure accurate diagnosis and prevention for the long term.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah
Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical oncology

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