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

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be February 7-8 in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.