While mammograms should be performed on a yearly basis along with a woman’s regular gynecological exam, doctors recommend women perform monthly self-breast exams. A breast self-exam can uncover small lumps and nodules while they are in their earliest stages. If a small lump is found, the doctor can immediately schedule an MRI and mammogram to determine what it is and if any type of treatment is necessary.
In most cases, these small cysts are benign and cause no harm. They will dissolve on their own without any type of treatment. If the MRI and mammogram show the cyst to be questionable, the doctor will remove it and perform a biopsy.