If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’ll want to know what stage it is. The answers will help you and your doctors know more about what’s ahead and decide on your treatments.
Doctors have many ways to find out what stage of breast cancer you have. Clues come from physical exams, biopsies, X-rays, bone scans and other images, and blood tests. A doctor called a pathologist puts tissue samples from the breast and lymph nodes under the microscope to find out even more.