Screening for breast cancer is done with a mammogram, which is a special type of X-ray of the breast tissue.The recommendation for when to start screening with regular mammograms is based on a woman’s age, risk factors, and personal preference.
Breast Ultrasound is often used as a follow-up test after an abnormal mammogram or when a lump has been found.
Breast Biopsy is a test that takes samples of tissue and studies them for cancer cells. Biopsies provide a definite diagnosis. Breast biopsies are done as recommended by a breast radiologist as a follow-up to abnormal imaging.