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 C
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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
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  • A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your doctor determine the general status of your health. It is also gives you a chance
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  • 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 un
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  • 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 brea
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  • 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
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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. The test measures the amount of CEA present in the blood. If you already have cancer, this test helps
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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
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stereotactic breast biops y is a surgical procedure that uses mammography to collect a tissue sample from a breast lump. It is normally done because your doctor suspects the lump might be cancerous. A mammography is a special form of X-ray use
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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 ultraso
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  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biop
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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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  • A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in your body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special dye. These tracers are injected into a vein in your arm and are then absorbed by your
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  • 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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  • A positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the heart is an imaging test that uses specialized dye to allow doctors to view problems with the heart.The dye contains radioactive tracers, which concentrate on areas of the heart that may be injured
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