When a lump is found in a woman’s breast it is important that doctor do all that they can to rule out cancer. Although a woman can have cystic breasts, it is very important that a doctor does not just assume that this is the case.

Medical experts will agree that when a lump is present in a woman’s breast, the only way that the lump can be determined non-cancerous is through testing, such as biopsies and other cancer testing.

This is why when a doctor is alerted that a patient has a lump in her breast he or she must act and order further testing. Regardless of how experienced your doctor is, if he or she does not order further testing after discovering a lump, a strong argument can be made that your doctor departed from the acceptable standards of medical care.

If you have discovered that the lump your doctor failed to test further is now breast cancer, and you know that if testing would have been properly done you would have discovered the cancer, and had a good chance of beating it, we invite you to give us a call if you have more questions. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours regarding the failure to diagnose or the misdiagnoses of breast cancer all the time and we would love to hear your story.


Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.