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 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 ...
  • The thyroid is an important organ in your endocrine system that releases hormones that regulate many of the functions in your body. The thyroid gland is found at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Sometimes small nodules, or ...
  • 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...
  • 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 biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
  • 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...
  • 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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