In-depth

Tests and diagnosis

Breast biopsy

After detecting a suspicious breast lump, your doctor recommends a breast biopsy. Find out what's involved in the procedure.

Breast self-exam for breast awareness

Mammogram

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

Ultrasound

Treatments and drugs

Combination birth control pills

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