Screening and Diagnosis

If the radiologist sees something in a mammogram that warrants a further look, the next step is a breast ultrasound. 

In some cases, particularly where there is a strong family history of breast cancer, a breast MRI will be performed.

At this point, you will meet with the Breast Center nurse navigator who will schedule your breast ultrasound or MRI and explain how your procedure will go. 


If ultrasound or MRI discovers a suspicious lump or abnormal area, your nurse navigator will schedule you for a breast biopsy to establish a diagnosis. Keep in mind that about 80% of breast biopsies are non-cancerous.

Biopsies may include:


If cancer is found, we will transition your care 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.