Breast Tests & Procedures

  • Breast Biopsy

    A breast biopsy is a small piece of breast tissue that is removed and checked in a lab. This is done to see if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

  • Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Breast Scan

    A breast scan is an imaging test to look at your breasts. It is used when a mammogram has not given your health care provider enough information.

  • Breast Ultrasound

    Breast ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at your breasts. It can help your healthcare provider find breast problems. It also lets your provider see how well blood is flowing to areas in your breasts. This test is often used along with mammography.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Mammograms

    Timing your mammogram when your breasts are not tender is important. In premenopausal women, this is usually 1 week after a menstrual period.

  • What You Need to Know About Digital Mammography
  • Breast-Conserving Surgery

    Breast-conserving surgery is sometimes called a lumpectomy or a partial mastectomy. It may be done as part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. Only the part of the breast that has cancer is removed.

  • Mastectomy

    A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast. It is part of treatment for breast cancer. Here's what you need to know about the procedure.

  • Breast Augmentation Surgery

    Breast augmentation surgery increases the size or the fullness of the breasts using sacs filled with fluid or gel. These sacs are called breast implants.