Do all breast lumps need to be removed?

Surgical experts answering your questions related to General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and other related topics.


Not all breast lumps are cancerous, however, you should always seek medical help to have a lump examined.

Not all breast lumps are cancerous, however, you should always seek medical help to have a lump examined. Your healthcare provider may have a mammogram or ultrasound ordered for imaging of the abnormal breast area. This will help determine what type of lump it is, where it is located, and what type of treatment is needed. 

Noncancerous lumps, such as cysts and fibroadenomas, may not require surgery. However, you should always consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and guidance in creating a treatment plan. 

At Surgical Group of North Texas, Dr. Ed Clifford and team take a tailored approach in working with each patient. Dr. Clifford believes in using a team approach to treatment, including meeting with your Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, and Plastic Surgeon (if needed) to create a treatment plan best suited for you. Learn more about breast cancer treatment at SGNT.

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Dr. Ed Clifford

Accolades: Immediate Past Chief of Staff at Baylor Scott &White (BSW)  Medical Center Irving; Medical Director Oncology Services Baylor Scot& White Medical Center Irving

Dr. Sina Matin

Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Surgical Services Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Baylor Scott &White Medical Center Grapevine

Dr. Nathan Emerson

Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Irving, Membership and Credentials Committee BSW Irving, Surgical Quality Committee BSW Irving, Physician Advisory Council BSW Medical Center Irving

Dr. Julio Rivera

Accolades: Hernia Committee Medical City Alliance

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