Understanding the Patient’s Journey

Knowledge of the journey from proper breast health through a breast biopsy and beyond can provide essential answers and better peace of mind.

Breast Care

Breast Cancer Myths

Since the causes of breast cancer are not completely known, many people have misconceptions about the disease. Here are 10 common beliefs about breast cancer that are not true.

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Mammogram Guidelines

Mammogram guidelines may vary based on a number of factors. Mammotome has put together the recommendations from leading breast care organizations on proper mammogram scheduling.

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MRI Breast Imaging

Breast MRI is a special test, used in select high-risk women, to find small lesions invisible to traditional imaging methods such as mammography or breast ultrasound. This provides patients with the earliest and most accurate and complete diagnosis possible.

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Biopsy

Understanding Biopsy Results

Fibroadenomas

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]

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Your Pathology Report

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.

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Types of Breast Cancer

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.

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Mammotome Breast Biopsy Devices

Mammotome Breast Biopsy Devices

A breast biopsy using a Mammotome vacuum-assisted breast biopsy device can help a doctor make a highly accurate breast cancer diagnosis without the need for open breast biopsy surgery.

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