In-depth

Alternative medicine

Mindfulness exercises

What can mindfulness exercises do for you? Get the facts.

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.

CT scan

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

Mammogram

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

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

Sentinel node biopsy

Sentinel node biopsy is a procedure used to determine if cancer has spread to your lymph nodes.

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.

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Find out what to expect as you prepare for chemotherapy treatment.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

Hormone therapy for breast cancer is used to treat breast cancers that are sensitive to hormones.

Mastectomy

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

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a common means of treating many types of cancer. Find out what to expect during your radiation therapy treatment.

Feb. 25, 2012