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

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.