Cystic Breast Disease Evaluation
An evaluation of fibrocystic breast disease begins with a medical history and physical examination.
Fibrocystic breast disease is usually detected during physical examination.
Physical findings in a woman with fibrocystic breast disease include:
Usually, testing is performed in order to rule out breast cancer.
Tests that may be used to evaluate fibrocystic breast disease include:
- Breast biopsy
- Miraluma breast scan
- Breast ultrasound:
- This is a special x-ray that can reveal close to 90% of all breast cancers.
- Enhanced MRI of breast
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