Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fibrocystic 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:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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