Breast Biopsy and Diagnosis


The Breast Center's nurse navigator will be your personal guide through your breast biopsy and diagnosis.

She will schedule your breast biopsy, explain how your procedure will go, and even walk you to the biopsy procedure room so you know where to go for your appointment. 

She'll also go over your medical history, making sure any medications are in order and none need adjustment before the biopsy.

Your nurse navigator is available to answer any questions or concerns you might have – in person, by phone or by email.


Types of breast biopsies

It's important to remember that just because your diagnostic mammogram found something suspicious in your breast tissue, it doesn't automatically mean you have breast cancer. About 80 percent of breast biopsies turn out to be non-cancerous.

Breast biopsy options include:


Your diagnosis

Your Breast Center nurse navigator will call you with the results of your breast biopsy, or if you prefer, will meet with you in person.

If your diagnosis is breast cancer, rest assured that the breast cancer care team at EvergreenHealth's Halvorson Cancer Center is ready to begin your treatment.

Your care will be transitioned to one of our breast cancer nurse navigators. She will set up your treatment appointments and be your personal guide through everything related to your treatment and after care.

Meet your breast cancer nurse navigator