Breast cancer is diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, imaging procedures and laboratory examination of breast tissues. The Breast Cancer Program offers patients the most advanced imaging technologies and diagnostic capabilities available.
If your initial screening mammogram shows any areas of concern, you will be referred to determine if the areas are cancer. A call-back after your first mammogram isn't a cancer diagnosis, but you should take it seriously and schedule the recommended tests.
Diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound and other imaging technologies are key to the early detection and accurate diagnosis of breast abnormalities. Our highly experienced radiologists and radiologic technologists provide the full range of breast imaging procedures for breast cancer screening and treatment planning.
Laboratory analysis of breast tissue samples is required at many stages of the diagnosis and treatment process. The pathologists in the Breast Cancer Program devote their practice to evaluating breast abnormalities. They provide comprehensive breast pathology services that guide breast cancer surgery and help physicians plan the most effective post-surgical care.