To perform a breast self-exam for breast awareness, use a methodical approach that ensures you cover your entire breast. For instance, imagine that your breasts are divided into equal wedges, like pieces of a pie, and sweep your fingers along each piece in toward your nipple. Learn more.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. In fact, one in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s why education, screening and state-of-the-art breast cancer treatment is so important. Mayo Clinic Health System is committed to partnering with you on your breast care journey and providing the best breast care available.
Our breast care services include modern screening and diagnostic mammography and ultrasound. If the radiologist detects something abnormal in your mammogram, we can complete a second exam, breast biopsy or MRI. Once our team completes the pathology (lab work) for the biopsy, a surgeon can meet with you within a short period of time.
If you've received a breast cancer diagnosis, you may be feeling a wide range of emotions. Mayo Clinic Health System will help you and your family through every step of the journey — physically, emotionally and spiritually. We bring the knowledge of hundreds of Mayo Clinic cancer specialists — and the experience of treating more than a million patients — to you. Visit the Oncology page in Mankato for more information on cancer and cancer treatment.