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.
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]
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.
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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