Diagnosing Breast Cancer

From diagnosis through recovery, the Floyd and Delores Jones Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer.

Over the past several years, diagnosing breast cancer has occurred at earlier stages thanks to greater public awareness of the disease, improved technology and yearly screening.

An earlier diagnosis is important because early-stage tumors are less likely to have spread beyond the breast.

If you or your health care provider has found an abnormality in your breast, your provider will determine if it should be monitored or evaluated further with mammogram or ultrasound.