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Get the support you need when you have metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer and stress: Finding relief

Palliative care

Support groups

Definition

What is metastatic breast cancer?

Prevention

Breast cancer chemoprevention

Breast cancer prevention

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.

Preventive (prophylactic) mastectomy

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.

Symptoms

Evaluating breast lumps

Tests and diagnosis

Biopsy procedures

Bone scan

Breast cancer staging

Breast cancer types

Breast MRI

Breast self-exam for breast awareness

Chest X-rays

Complete blood count (CBC)

CT scan

Mammogram

Molecular breast imaging

MRI

Positron emission tomography scan

Sentinel node biopsy

Ultrasound

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Brachytherapy

Breast cancer supportive therapy and survivorship

Breast cancer surgery

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for breast cancer

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.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

Lumpectomy

Mastectomy

Nutrition tips during metastatic breast cancer treatment

Precision medicine for breast cancer

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Treatment options for metastatic breast cancer

Working with your doctor when you have metastatic breast cancer: Interview with a Mayo Clinic expert

Nov. 22, 2017
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