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Which type of tests or examinations should be done for breast cancer?

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Cancer diagnostics : Most of the time- depending on your oncologist and type / aggression / symptoms of your breast cancer- a patient can get tumor markers with generalized labs, mammogram for the opposite side, x-rays or cts for symptomatic areas (spine or other bones), mris for suspicious lesions, and pet scans for aggressive tumors. On your breast cancer tissue- hormone receptor markers and pathology.

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What sort of tests are normally done for breast cancer?

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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Mammograms: To diagnose breast cancer mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy or done. Sometimes an MRI of the breasts are done depending on the situation. Basic blood work and good history will help determine if other scans need to be done to look for spread.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Which type of tests or examinations should be done for breast cancer?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Cancer diagnostics : Most of the time- depending on your oncologist and type / aggression / symptoms of your breast cancer- a patient can get tumor markers with generalized labs, mammogram for the opposite side, x-rays or cts for symptomatic areas (spine or other bones), mris for suspicious lesions, and pet scans for aggressive tumors. On your breast cancer tissue- hormone receptor markers and pathology.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I am curious, what kind of tests should be done to detect breast cancer at age 20?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
If there is: No palpable mass, diagnostic tests are mammogram, ultrasound, and mri. If there is a mass, a needle or open biopsy will tell for sure in addition to above tests.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: The type of breast cancer reflects the cells of origin within the breast and what these cancer cells look like under the microscope. Different types include ductal, lobular, medullary, tubular, and mucinous. These types do behave differently, so this information is important; however, the stage of the cancer better predicts prognosis.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what type of breast cancer could this be?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You haven't included: Information about your symptoms. You can clarify and re-ask question. However, if you do have breast cancer - the only reliable course of action is to dialog with your doctor (s).

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