When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
- A painless lump in your breast or armpit.
- A change in the
size or shape of the breast.
- Changes in the skin of the breast,
such as a dimple or skin that looks like an orange peel.
- A change
in the nipple, such as scaling of the skin, a nipple that turns in, or
discharge or bleeding.
- A change in the color or feel of the skin
around the nipple.
Who to see
Health professionals who can perform a breast exam include
Mammograms are usually read by
You may see a general surgeon, a breast surgeon, or a
radiologist if further evaluation of a breast problem is needed.
Breast cancer is treated by surgeons,
medical oncologists, and
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Catherine D. Serio, PhD - Behavioral Health
June 18, 2012
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