Navigating Your Path to Breast Care

Different services and information are needed at different points in breast health care and breast cancer treatment. Within "Navigating Your Path to Breast Care," you can choose the content that you feel is most applicable to you right now.

We see the information here as a starting point to help you begin to understand the range of terminology, procedures and treatments associated with breast care and breast cancer. With information such as this, we hope you will be more enabled to participate with your doctor in planning the best possible treatment — or that, as a friend or family member, you will be better able to support someone close to you who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Note: This information is intended as a resource to assist you in your dialogue with your doctor. It does not replace the expertise and clinical judgment of your doctor. Each patient's situation must be evaluated individually by a medical team. It is important to discuss all information regarding your breast health and treatment options with your doctor.


Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.