The Edith Sanford Breast Center offers a variety of educational resources to help you better understand your breast diagnosis and treatment. Select a topic below to learn more about different conditions, treatments and tests.
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Patient Education Documents
Prevention and Detection
These are abnormal changes to the cells in the breast that do not yet qualify as cancer.
Calcifications are tiny deposits of calcium that form in breast tissue.
Breast density is a way of describing the types of breast tissue.
Good health takes effort – eating right, exercising, learning to manage stress and getting regular checkups.
There are many reasons you might develop a lump in your breast.
Breast pain and tenderness are very common in women.
Genetic Counseling and Breast Cancer
Genetic testing is most often performed for individuals with an increased chance of having a hereditary cancer gene.
A fibroadenoma is a type of tumor that is not cancer.
Screening and Diagnosis
About Breast Biopsy
This is a procedure where a sample of tissue is taken from your breast and sent to a lab for further testing.
Before Breast Biopsy
These instructions and details can help you prepare for your breast biopsy.
A hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin that sometimes occurs after a breast biopsy.
Breast MRI is used to check for problems, such as a leaking breast implant or a lump or growth.
Usually done with a mammogram, this exam shows the difference between fluid and solid parts of the breast.
Mammography helps find problems with your breasts, such as cysts or cancer.
Breast cancer is where cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast. This booklet describes the types of breast cancers, the tests used to detect this cancer, and the different treatment options available.