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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Understanding Mammograms

According to experts, a mammogram is the best screening tool for detecting breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages 1. Using special x-ray imaging, a mammogram can reveal both harmless and cancerous growths even when they are too small to be felt through a breast self-exam or clinical breast exam.

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Ultrasound Breast Imaging

Although a mammogram remains the most common and effective screening device for detecting early stage breast cancer, there are occasions where it may not reveal a breast lump or other abnormality.

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Biopsy

Understanding Biopsy Results

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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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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Treatment Options

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.

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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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