The picture shows an extremely rare right breast cancer in a male patient with excision biopsy scar.
Mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. It is usually done to treat breast cancer.
How is a mammography screening done?
Diagnosis of breast cancer at an early stage when the symptoms are not yet visible is done through a procedure called mammography.
Screening mammography image
Screening mammography is an X-ray examination of a woman's breasts to detect breast cancer when the cancer is too small to be felt as a lump.
Breast cancer diagnosis through biopsy procedure
Breast biopsy of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), nuclear grade 3 with necrosis (comedocarcinoma in situ) in a woman patient. Cancer cells are confined to the mammary ducts, without invasion in this case.
Breast cancer infographics
Learn about breast cancer symptoms, early signs, prevention, risks, and treatment.
Breast cancer signs and symptoms
Learn about breast cancer symptoms and early signs.
Breast self examination for breast cancer
Breast self-exam can be a way to find breast cancer early, when it's more likely to be treated successfully.
Illustration of cancerous breast tumor
A tumor is a mass of abnormal tissue. There are two types of breast cancer tumors - those that are non-cancerous, (called benign) and those that are cancerous, which are called 'malignant'.
X-ray mammogram image of breast with cancer
The image shows an X-ray mammogram of breast cancer in a woman.
How do I check my breasts for breast cancer?
Breast self-exam (BSE), or regularly examining the breasts on your own, can be an effective way to find breast cancer in early stage, when it's more likely to be treated successfully.
Breast cancer symptoms
The graphics show symptoms of breast cancer. A lump in the breast is usually a sign of the breast cancer that can be found in self-exam. Not all lumps though indicate breast cancer.