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How are potentially cancerous breast abnormalities detected?

There are three main ways to detect abnormalities in your breasts that may be cancerous. These are breast self-examination, mammograms and regular breast exams by your healthcare professional. Other imaging studies such as ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can also help find cancer in the breast.

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