What Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer begins when normal cells in the breast begin to change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor.
Breast Cancer Screening
To provide the most accurate screening, Northwestern Medicine uses leading-edge imaging technology for breast care.
Northwestern Medicine uses leading-edge diagnostic techniques to provide patients with exceptional care.
Tissue Localization Prior to Surgery
If your physician has determined through your biopsy that you need surgery to remove the abnormal tissue in your breast, your surgeon has multiple ways to locate the finding.
Dense Breast Tissue
Dense breast tissue is the normal supportive fibers and gland tissue in the breast and can only be determined by a mammogram.
Learn terminology that may be on your biopsy pathology report.
When to See Your Physician
Prevention and early detection of breast cancer are important. At Northwestern Medicine, our breast health experts are with you on every stage of your journey.