Breast Health & Conditions

Learn about breast health and conditions, including breast cancer. Your primary care doctor may treat some of these conditions, or you may be referred to another physician, such as an oncologist for evaluation and treatment. If you have breast cancer, your primary care physician will help coordinate care with your cancer treatment team.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.

recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent
Breast Cancer: Treatment
Breast Cancer: Prevention
Breast Cancer: Screening
Breast Cancer and Pregnancy: Treatment
Breast Changes
Breast Engorgement
Breast Enlargement
Breast Problems
Breast Reduction
Mastitis While Breast-Feeding
decision points
When dealing with an illness or health problem, you have to make decisions—when to call a doctor, which test to have, and what treatment to use. Decision Points are designed to help you learn about your choices and options, and to prepare you to work with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for your care.
Should I have breast-conserving surgery or a mastectomy to treat early-stage breast cancer?
tests & procedures

You doctor may recommend one or more of the following tests to evaluate your condition.

Breast Biopsy
Breast Self-Examination
Breast Ultrasound
Clinical Breast Examination

For other tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures
Menopause and Perimenopause
medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

American Cancer Society
MEDLINEplus-Breast Diseases
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Cancer Institute
National Women's Health Information Center
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

Learn more about surfing the web:

La menopausia - [Menopause]
La salud de los senos - [Breast Health]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015