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.

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

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

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