How is localized breast cancer detected?

Updated: Apr 23, 2020
  • Author: Joseph A Sparano, MD; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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In the United States and other developed nations where screening is performed, most patients present with localized breast cancer that is detected by a screening mammogram; less commonly, patients present with a palpable mass detected by themselves or by a health care provider. [1, 2]

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