Breast Cancer Center
General OverviewBreast cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the breast. More
- What is breast cancer?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider?
Find answers in our in-depth report on breast cancer:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
- Breast biopsy
- Breast MRI
- Breast needle biopsy
- Breast reconstruction
- Breast reconstruction - animation
- Breast surgical biopsy
- Mastectomy lumpectomy - animation
- Radiation therapy
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Living With Breast CancerIn her own words: living with breast cancerMedication for women with advanced breast cancerWhat promise does Herceptin hold for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer?
Preventing Breast CancerBreast Cancer Screening: Research and GuidelinesA breakdown of the mammography and breast exam guidelines from the American Cancer Society, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Preventing Breast Cancer (Continued)Breast self-examWomen should perform a breast self-exam every month. Learn about the exam and how to do it.Your health may be "all in the family"Knowing your family's medical history can save your life...and your children's and grandchildren's.
Special TopicsFibrocystic breast changes: lumps that are normalDiscusses fibrocystic breast changes, a benign condition that affects over half of all women.Decision making tool: should I have a mammogram?Weigh the benefits and risks of a mammogram so that you can make an informed decision about your options.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
National Cancer Institute
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization