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Tests and Treatments for Women with Breast Cancer (ASBS)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Society of Breast Surgeons
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 01/30/2017
This report reviews five tests and treatments for breast cancer. These procedures help some women, but should not be done routinely for every woman. If your doctor recommends one of them, ask if it’s really necessary. And ask about the risks and costs.