If you have breast cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma, your healthcare team will consider: the stage if you have reached menopause the hormone receptor status of the cancer the HER2 status of the cancer the risk that the cancer will come back, or recur for early stage breast cancers your overall health. Most women with breast cancer will have surgery.
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A core needle biopsy uses a long, hollow tube to extract a sample of tissue. Here, a biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is being done. The sample is sent to a laboratory for testing. During a breast MRI, you lie on your stomach on a padded scanning table. Your breasts fit into a hollow depression in the table, which contains coils that detect magnetic signals. The table slides into the large opening of the MRI machine.
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She is affiliated with the American Physical Therapy Association. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. The survival rate for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, is now about 90 percent, increased by nearly 20 percent since the s.