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Diagnosis

Breast cancer is often first suspected when a lump or change is noted in the breast or when an abnormal area is found on a mammogram. Most of the time, these findings do not turn out to be cancer. However, the only way to know for sure is through follow-up tests. Learning about these tests and how to interpret their results can help you understand your diagnosis and make treatment choices that are best for you.

Please folow the link to our national website for detailed information regarding:

    •  Types of Biopsies

    •  Understanding a Pathology Report

    •  Factors that Affect Treatment Decisions and Prognosis

    •  How is Breast Cancer Staged?

    •  Other Issues Related to Diagnosis

    •  and much more



Recently Diagnosed?

Questions to Ask the Doctor
The Questions to Ask the Doctor About Breast Cancer series includes 14 topic cards on a variety of breast cancer issues. Each card contains pertinent questions to discuss with your doctor regarding a specific breast cancer topic. You can download and print the cards and bring them with you to your next doctor's appointment. Plenty of space is provided to jot down the answers to the questions. These topic cards are a valuable tool for women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, who may be too overwhelmed to even know where to begin to start gathering information.

http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/QuestionstoAsktheDoctorPDFDownloads.html