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Breast Cancer tests
Breast Cancer

Tests could include:

  • A mammography, or mammogram, is an X-ray of the breast that can detect tumors or abnormalities in the breast tissue.
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  • A breast ultrasound is an imaging technique used to screen for tumors and other breast abnormalities. The ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce live images of the inside of your breast. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, ultrasounds use n...
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  • A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is a blood test used to help diagnose and manage certain types of cancers, especially cancer of the colon.
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  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
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  • Your doctor may find they need a sample of your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy.
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  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
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  • PET scan is an imaging technique that uses a radioactive tracer to locate tissue differences at a molecular level. Learn more about the exam and its uses.
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  • A brain biopsy is a procedure used to remove a tumor or a piece of tissue from the brain so that it can be examined under a microscope to diagnose illness.
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  • A fine needle aspiration of the thyroid is when your doctor takes a small tissue sample from your thyroid gland using a fine needle.
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  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
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