Most women experience some type of breast problem during their
lifetime. If you find a lump or notice a change in your breasts, it is
important to not panic. Remember, most breast disorders are benign (not
However, do not ignore the changes. A woman’s chance of developing
breast cancer increases with age. That is why it is so important to first speak with your physician about what your next steps should be.
Often your physician will recommend getting a diagnostic mammogram.
Mammography uses an X-ray examination of the breast to detect important
changes years for they can be felt. Mammography is the best way to find
breast cancer at an early stage. During that visit, you may also have a
breast ultrasound. Ultrasound uses sound waves to distinguish the
between normal and abnormal breast tissues as well as the differences
in breast masses.
Our board certified radiologists are experts at reading mammograms.
They will interpret your results and make recommendations for
further treatment the same day as your visit. They may even recommend a
Breast biopsies are done using several different guidance
techniques. The most common of those are ultrasound guided core biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy. These procedures provide a less invasive, more comfortable way to obtain tissue samples and evaluate breast abnormalities; in some cases
they replace an open surgical breast biopsy.