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What is the role of a breast surgeon in my breast cancer treatment?

A general surgeon or breast surgeon is a doctor who is skilled in breast surgery. The surgeon may perform a surgical breast biopsy, which is the removal of a sample of breast tissue to determine whether cancer is present. If it is cancerous, he or she may surgically remove the tumor.

A breast surgeon is frequently the first contact that someone may have after finding a lump or in breast imaging.

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