- The importance of finding breast cancer early
- What are the risk factors for breast cancer?
- Breast cancer risk factors you cannot change
- Lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer
- Factors with unclear effects on breast cancer risk
- Factors with controversial effects on breast cancer risk
- Signs and symptoms of breast cancer
- American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection in women without breast symptoms
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Clinical breast exam
- Breast awareness and self-exam
- Breast ultrasound
- Other breast cancer screening tests
- Paying for breast cancer screening
- To learn more about breast cancer early detection
- References: Breast cancer early detection
References: Breast cancer early detection
American Cancer Society. Detailed Guide: Breast Cancer. 2012. Accessed at http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/index on August 24, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Accessed at: www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/about.htm on August 24, 2012.
Pisano ED, Gatsonis C, Hendrick E, et al. Diagnostic performance of digital versus film mammography for breast-cancer screening. N Engl J Med. 2005;353:1773-1783.
Saslow D, Boetes C, Burke W, et al for the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Advisory Group. American Cancer Society guidelines for breast screening with MRI as an adjunct to mammography. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007;57:75-89.
Smith RA, Saslow D, Sawyer KA, et al. American Cancer Society guidelines for breast cancer screening: Update 2003. CA Cancer J Clin. 2003;53:141-169.
Last Medical Review: 09/17/2013
Last Revised: 01/28/2014