- For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy
- Benign breast conditions: Not all lumps are cancer
- Diagnostic tests for breast conditions
- Types of biopsy procedures
- Questions to ask before having a biopsy
- Your breast biopsy results
- Biopsy and surgery: How they work together
- Waiting for the results
- You are not alone: Getting emotional support
- To learn more
- Appendix A: What is breast cancer?
- Appendix B: Guidelines for early detection of breast cancer
- Appendix C: Mammograms: Finding hidden breast cancer
- Appendix D: American Cancer Society support services for people facing cancer
To learn more
More from your American Cancer Society
We have a lot of related information that may also be helpful to you. Call our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, to get free materials sent to you, or visit us online at www.cancer.org. You can also talk to one of our cancer information specialist any time by calling 1-800-227-2345.
National organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636
Provides screening services, including mammograms, to underserved women; also pays for biopsy and surgical visits to ensure that all women with abnormal results get timely and adequate referrals. Contact them to find out how to get a free or low-cost mammogram or follow-up services if your mammogram is abnormal.
National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662
Web site: www.womenshealth.gov
Offers a wide variety of information on women’s health including topics like cancers in women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), nutrition, and more
No matter who you are, the American Cancer Society can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Visit www.cancer.org, or call us at 1-800-227-2345.
Last Medical Review: 07/21/2014
Last Revised: 10/20/2015