Given this information, it is advisable that you regularly conduct breast examinations at home to detect lumps at an early stage. Furthermore, it is important to have breast imaging (such as ultrasounds, mammograms or even MRI scan) to detect any changes if you are at high risk. Increased risk includes a very strong family history of breast cancer. If lumps are detected and found on breast imaging a biopsy can be performed to determine the nature of the lump.
If you do find a lump or are seeing Dr Rory for breast surgery, he will conduct a full breast examination and perform any imaging or biopsy needed in order to reach a diagnosis.
It is important to bear in mind most breast lumps are benign. In the event of a breast cancer diagnosis, Dr Rory will refer you to a team that can plan the appropriate treatment, which may include the need for breast reconstruction.