In-depth

Biopsy procedures

Learn about the most common biopsy procedures and how they're used to diagnose cancer.

Bone scan

Bone scans can help detect bone disorders and hidden fractures.

Brachytherapy

Breast cancer chemoprevention

If your breast cancer risk is high, preventive medication — known as chemoprevention — can improve your odds of staying well.

Breast cancer prevention

Breast cancer is a health risk every woman faces. Take steps now to protect your breast health.

Breast cancer staging

Even advanced breast cancer can often be arrested. Classifying your breast cancer by stage helps identify the best way to reach that goal.

Breast cancer types

Not all breast cancers are the same. Understand what type of breast cancer you have and how it differs from other types of breast cancer.

Breast lumps

Breast lumps don't always mean cancer — in fact, most of the time, they're noncancerous. Find out what other conditions can cause breast lumps.

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Evaluating breast lumps

If you find a breast lump, consult your doctor. While most breast lumps aren't cancerous, evaluation is still important.

Genetic testing for breast cancer: Psychological and social impact

If you're considering genetic testing to determine your risk of breast or ovarian cancer, be prepared for how the test results might affect you.

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Mammogram

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

MRI

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

Palliative care

If you or a loved one has a serious illness, palliative care might be an option. Understand the benefits of palliative care.

Positron emission tomography scan

Prophylactic mastectomy

The decision to have prophylactic mastectomy is never taken lightly. If you're at high risk of breast cancer, though, this surgery may help protect you.

Prophylactic mastectomy

The decision to have prophylactic mastectomy is never taken lightly. If you're at high risk of breast cancer, though, this surgery may help protect you.

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries

Find out what to consider and what to ask your doctor when deciding whether to undergo surgery to prevent ovarian and breast cancers.

Radiation therapy

Support groups

Facing a major life change or a serious illness? Don't go it alone. A support group can connect you with others in the same boat.

Tai chi

With gentle movements and focused breathing, tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. See if it's right for you.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Nov. 20, 2014

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