It is very common to have a multidisciplinary team working together with a patient throughout their cancer journey.
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when planning your treatment with your doctors. There is no single plan that works for everyone, so your care team will carefully choose the most effective treatment or combination of treatments that fit your unique diagnosis.
Breast cancer actually describes a variety of cancers that occur within the breast. Breast cancer is typically categorized by two factors – where the cancerous cells are located and whether the cancer is prone to spreading.
When a person is diagnosed with breast cancer, they are faced with a mountain of information and have to make a lot of choices. Feeling overwhelmed, angry, and afraid are completely normal.
Not all breast lumps are malignant (cancerous). There is such a thing as benign (non-cancerous) breast disease. The most prevalent, non-cancerous breast lumps are known as fibroadenomas [FI-bro-ad-eh-NO-mas]
A breast biopsy diagnosis may reveal that a breast abnormality is benign, or non-cancerous. This is good news.
The tissue samples removed during your breast biopsy will be sent to a pathologist. A pathologist is a doctor who studies the tissue under a microscope and presents the findings, including a diagnosis, in a pathology report.