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What is a concerning finding during a physical breast exam?

Any kind of breast abnormality -- a lump or mass, skin dimpling or change in skin coloration on a part of the breast -- found during a physical exam may be significant. Also, some nipple discharge may be concerning, particularly if it is bloody. 
Jamie L. Caughran, MD
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Self-exams and regular physical exams by your doctor are key in breast cancer detection. In this video, Jamie Caughran, MD, FACS, of Mercy Health, describes the types of tissue you may feel during a physical exam that would prompt a mammogram.

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