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 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.

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.

Sentinel node biopsy

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

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.

Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy, surgery to remove a breast tumor, is a treatment option for some early-stage breast cancers.

Mastectomy

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

Mar. 27, 2013