If your biopsy show cancerous cells, surgery will usually required. This will involve either a 'lumpectomy' (removal of the lump) or 'mastectomy' (removal of all of the breast tissue). Lymph glands under the armpit are also often removed.
Treatment following surgery may include anti-hormone therapy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Some people may only require one or two of these therapies, whereas others may be recommended to have all three.
Following breast cancer treatment you should have an annual mammogram, breast ultrasound or sometimes MRI of the breasts. Routine blood tests or body scans are generally not recommended unless there is a specific symptom of concern.