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How is breast cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: By a biopsy

Pathology from a biopsy.

In brief: By a biopsy

Pathology from a biopsy.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast cs

Diagnosis begins with discovery of a lump felt by you during regular self exams, or by doc during formal exam. Mammogram also can discover a tissue irregularity that is suspicious.
Ultrasound or MRI also can be usedcto discovercan irregularity. These are screening tests. Biopsy then is the final diagnostic test. Blood exams are not diagnostic but can inform re risk

In brief: Breast cs

Diagnosis begins with discovery of a lump felt by you during regular self exams, or by doc during formal exam. Mammogram also can discover a tissue irregularity that is suspicious.
Ultrasound or MRI also can be usedcto discovercan irregularity. These are screening tests. Biopsy then is the final diagnostic test. Blood exams are not diagnostic but can inform re risk
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Biopsy

Many times everything is started from either an abnormal screening mammogram or a palpable mass found either on clinical examination or found by patient herself.
Diagnosis is made from a biopsy of the suspicious lesion/lump . Biopsy is the only test that can definitely differentiate between malignant tumor vs benign tumor.

In brief: Biopsy

Many times everything is started from either an abnormal screening mammogram or a palpable mass found either on clinical examination or found by patient herself.
Diagnosis is made from a biopsy of the suspicious lesion/lump . Biopsy is the only test that can definitely differentiate between malignant tumor vs benign tumor.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Early Detection

Breast cancer is diagnosed through imaging techniques such as mammograms and ultrasounds which detect an abnormality and then with a biopsy.
The biopsy can either be performed through the skin with a needle or as open procedure in some cases.

In brief: Early Detection

Breast cancer is diagnosed through imaging techniques such as mammograms and ultrasounds which detect an abnormality and then with a biopsy.
The biopsy can either be performed through the skin with a needle or as open procedure in some cases.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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