FAQs

What do I do if I have a concern about my breast?

At the Comprehensive Breast Program we thoroughly evaluate all patients with symptoms to determine if their condition is benign or cancerous, and if they need further diagnostic tests, such as a diagnostic mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI-or treatment. Call us for a complete evaluation at (603) 653-3500.

What stage is my breast cancer?

Once you have been diagnosed, your provider will determine if the cancer has spread, and how far. The results are translated into a stage, and this aids in understanding how serious the cancer is, and what the best treatments are. The American Cancer Society has a good explanation about breast cancer staging to help you understand more about how cancer is staged.

What will my breast look like after surgery?

Understanding how your breast may look after breast-conserving surgery, also known as lumpectomy or partial mastectomy, is a common question. There is no single answer to the question, as results will depend on your individual treatment. Many patients consider breast reconstruction after surgery. You should speak with your provider about the best options in your situation, but you can also learn more about breast reconstruction in general through The American Cancer Society.