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

Risk Factors

While the causes of breast cancer are largely unknown, medical research has identified a number of risk factors that can increase a woman’s chance of developing the disease.

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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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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

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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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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