Medical Evaluation

If your healthcare provider suspects you may have breast cancer, he or she may perform further tests.These may include:

  • Breast ultrasound: Sound waves are used to make detailed pictures, called sonograms, of areas inside the breast.
  • Diagnostic mammogram: A diagnostic mammogram is a more detailed evaluation of the breast targeting an abnormality seen on a screening mammogram.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): This breast scan uses a magnet linked to a computer to create detailed pictures of areas inside the breast.
  • Biopsy: Tissue and orfluid is removed from the breast for evaluation under a microscope. There are several different kinds of biopsies, such as fine-needle aspiration, core biopsy and open biopsy.

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.