What do I do if my doctor wants to 'watch' my lump for six months?
If your doctor tells you to wait or that you are "too young to have breast cancer," and does nothing more than a manual breast exam, insist on a mammogram or other diagnostic test – or get a second opinion from another doctor. If you have a mammogram but your lump or abnormality does not show up, insist on further tests. These may include a sonogram, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), needle aspiration or surgical biopsy. This is important because young women tend to have denser breasts; therefore, mammograms are not as accurate for younger women as they are for older women.