Breast Cancer tests
Breast Cancer

Tests could include:

  • A mammography is a screening tool used to detect and diagnose breast cancer. Together with regular clinical exams and monthly breast self-examination, mammograms are a key element in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. According to the National ...
  • 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...
  • A breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a type of imaging test that uses magnets and radio waves to check for abnormalities in the breast. An MRI gives doctors the ability to see the soft tissues of the body. Your doctor may ask you to u...
  • A breast biopsy is a simple medical procedure where a sample of breast tissue is removed and sent to a laboratory for testing. According to the Mayo Clinic, a breast biopsy is the best way to evaluate if a suspicious lump or portion, of the breast...
  • A breast self-exam is a screening technique women can do at home to check for breast lumps. The exam is sometimes referred to as a "BSE." A breast self-exam can help screen for tumors, cysts, or other abnormalities in the breasts. Once thought to ...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in the body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special dye. These tracers are injected into an arm vein and absorbed by organs and tissues. ...
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) is a sophisticated medical imaging technique. It uses a radioactive tracer to pinpoint differences in tissues on the molecular level. PET scans can detect differences in body functions, such as blood flow, use of...
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