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Besides imaging and mri, are there new tests for recurrent breast cancer?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really.

The follow up of a breast cancer pateint includes interval history, physicial exam, and routine laboratory studies that are helpful in evaluating for recurrent disease.
Imaging, such as ct, mri, bone scan or pet/ct is used to evaluate areas of concern raised by the initial studies.

In brief: Not really.

The follow up of a breast cancer pateint includes interval history, physicial exam, and routine laboratory studies that are helpful in evaluating for recurrent disease.
Imaging, such as ct, mri, bone scan or pet/ct is used to evaluate areas of concern raised by the initial studies.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast cancer

Can recur in the breast or metastasize to other organs.
Mr is imaging, and indicated in "dense breasts" where x-ray mammography is less sensitive. It's routine to image 6 months after lumpectomy and diagnsotic bilateral studies are done annually after lumpectomy. There are experimental interest in linear array ultrasound devices done in the prone position.

In brief: Breast cancer

Can recur in the breast or metastasize to other organs.
Mr is imaging, and indicated in "dense breasts" where x-ray mammography is less sensitive. It's routine to image 6 months after lumpectomy and diagnsotic bilateral studies are done annually after lumpectomy. There are experimental interest in linear array ultrasound devices done in the prone position.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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In brief: Yes PET scan

Pet scan is a very good device to monitor the recurrence of tumor and location of metastasis.

In brief: Yes PET scan

Pet scan is a very good device to monitor the recurrence of tumor and location of metastasis.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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