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Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatments
Diagnosing Breast Cancer
Your doctor will discuss your medical history, including any family history of breast cancer. Your breasts will be examined for characteristic symptoms, including lumps or thickening, nipple discharge or inversion, redness or changes in the skin or contour of the breast. If breast cancer is suspected, the following tests will be performed:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Fine needle aspiration
- Surgical biopsy
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Treatments for Breast Cancer
The treatment and management of breast cancer may include medications, lifestyle changes, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy, or surgery.
The goals of treatment are to kill the cancer cells and prevent tumors from recurring in the same (or other) locations.
Breast Cancer Treatments involve the following: