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What happens after a breast lump is discovered

Sam Benjamin, MDNot every breast lump is cancerous, of course, but "unless we do imaging and, at times, even a biopsy, we won't know that it's not cancer," explains Upstate's Sam Benjamin, MD, who, as a medical oncologist, specializes in chemotherapy and cancer care. He explains what patients can expect after a breast lump is discovered, the difference between a core biopsy and fine needle biopsy, how breast cancer differs in men and the importance of family history when deciding on treatment. He also explains the benefit of the Upstate Cancer Center's multidisciplinary approach, in which patients can be evaluated by medical, radiation and surgical oncologists collaboratively.