Screening & Diagnosis
Information about breast cancer screening tests and tests used during the work up of a new diagnosis.
A mammogram is an imaging test that takes x-rays of the breasts to screen for breast cancer.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)
Breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is a technique using X-rays to produce a three-dimensional picture of the breast. This method results in fewer callbacks, repeat testing and biopsies and is also better able to detect cancers than traditional 2D mammogram.
An MRI of the breast can give healthcare providers more facts about breast health that cannot be seen on mammogram or ultrasound and is used along with mammogram for breast cancer screening.
Breast Imaging, Reporting & Data System (BIRADS)
The Breast Imaging Data Reporting System (BI-RADS®) is a way to standardize how mammogram results are reported by radiologists and the BI-RADS score may be included in your mammogram report.
Understanding Your Pathology Report: Breast Cancer
Information about what information you will find in your pathology report and what it means.
Molecular Testing for Breast Cancer
When breast cancer is diagnosed, the tumor tissue is tested for several “biomarkers”, which are substances or abnormalities that can be detected in the tumor tissue and used to predict prognosis and guide treatment recommendations.