How to diagnose breast cancer?
Different kinds of tests are used to diagnose whether the patient has or doesn’t have breast cancer.
- A mammogram, an x-ray, is used to examine the breast tissue in suspicious areas.
- A breast ultrasound is used to scan the suspicious breast tissue. A picture is then painted to show what is going on inside the tissue.
- MRI is also used to scan the breast tissue. During the process, magnetic energy and radio waves are transmitted by a magnet through the breast tissue. The radio waves isn’t radiation.
- A breast biopsy refers to the removal of tissue or sometimes fluid from the suspicious area. The tissue is then examined to make precise diagnosis.
- Upon the diagnosis of breast cancer, additional lab tests may be advised to make prognosis.
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