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Changes to Breasts

Nipple retraction, indentations or dimpling in the skin can be caused by a growth or lump lying deeper in the tissue. Any one of these changes increases the chance that the lump is malignant

Contact your doctor and arrange to be seen as soon as possible. Your doctor will perform a clinical breast exam and probably

  • arrange for additional testing such as a mammogram or ultrasound, and/or

  • arrange for a breast biopsy.

Click here to learn about breast biopsy.

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