Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Variety of tests is used to diagnose breast cancer, once it has been detected.

  • Diagnostic mammogram: this mammogram is much more detailed imaging of the breast as compared to the screening mammogram. It focuses on lumps or any abnormal cell growth visible in a screening mammogram.
  • Breast ultrasound: with the use of sound waves, this machine generated detailed images of the areas of the breast. These pictures are called sonograms and it is also used to distinguish between a solid lump and fluid filled cysts.
  • MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging is a kind of body scan and with the help of magnet which is linked to a computer screen; it generated detailed pictures of portions inside the breast.
  • Biopsy: in this test a sample tissue or fluid is removed from the suspected growth in the breast for a pathological examination under the microscope. These biopsies can be invasive or non invasive in nature.
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