Detection of breast cancer in its earliest stages offers women the best long-term prognosis. For this reason, early detection of breast cancer relies on a combination of screening methods. The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening methods:
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Comprehensive Breast Health Center offers you the highest quality screening for breast cancer. Dedicated breast surgeons and nurse practitioners conduct a through assessment to determine your risk for breast cancer and provide expert clinical breast examinations. They will help you to better understand your own breast tissue and perform your own breast self-exam if you so desire. Our professionals work closely and collaboratively with our professional staff of radiologists to interpret your breast imaging studies using the latest and most advanced technology. Any woman can refer herself to the Comprehensive Breast Health Center for a mammogram and clinical breast exam.
A change in how the breast or nipple looks
Abnormal nipple discharge is rarely associated with cancer but may be of concern particularly in women with bloody nipple discharge.
A change in how the breast or nipple feels
Learn more about the patient-centered, high-quality approach to breast cancer care provided to patients diagnosed and treated at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.