How Is Breast Cancer Detected ?

How Is Breast Cancer Detected ?

How Is Breast Cancer Detected?
How Is Breast Cancer Detected?

Many people are afraid to get into a medical “mill” if they suspect a cancer. As understandable as this fear is, the earlier a disease is recognized, the better the chances of recovery are in many cases.

How Is Breast Cancer Detected

The investigations should clarify the following questions

  • Is it really a tumor?
  • Is this good or bad?
  • Which type of cancer is it exactly?
  • Where is the tumor located?
  • What is the general condition?
  • How far has the disease progressed?
  • Are there metastases?
  • With which treatment can the best success be achieved?
  • What treatment can be expected of the person affected?

Investigations on suspicion

  • Your medical history (anamnesis)
  • blood tests
  • palpation
  • X-ray examination of the breast (mammography)
  • Ultrasound examination of the breast (mammosonography)
  • Ultrasound examination of other organs (sonography)
  • X-ray
  • skeletal scintigraphy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Tissue sampling (biopsy)

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