Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Mammogram

Mammogram

A mammogram is an x-ray that allows a qualified specialist to examine the breast tissue for any suspicious areas.  In a diagnostic mammogram, more x-rays are taken, providing views of the breast from multiple vantage points.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is a scan that uses penetrating sound waves that do not affect or damage the tissue and cannot be heard by humans.

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MRI

MRI

During a breast MRI, a magnet connected to a computer transmits magnetic energy and radio waves (not radiation) through the breast tissue. It scans the tissue, making detailed pictures of areas within the breast.

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Biopsy

Biopsy

A breast biopsy is a test that removes tissue or sometimes fluid from the suspicious area. The removed cells are examined under a microscope and further tested to check for the presence of breast cancer.

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Lab Tests

Lab Tests

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, your doctor may order additional lab tests to assist with prognosis.

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