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

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Read the 2015 Fact Sheet: The Role of Heredity in Gynecologic Cancer

Awareness

Look for the Foundation’s ad in the September issue of Family Circle!

Research

Research Prize applications are due 10/28. Click here to apply for one of the 7 available prizes.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course is Sept. 12 in Duarte, Calif. For more information, click here.