Tests and diagnosis

Breast exam

Learn the benefits and limitations of breast exams, which can help increase your breast familiarity. Greater awareness may help you catch potentially dangerous changes.


Mammography can lead to detection of breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.


MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

Treatments and drugs


Mastectomy — surgical removal of all breast tissue in one or both breasts — is an effective treatment for many types of breast cancer.

Oct. 01, 2011