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
- X-ray examination of the breast (mammography)
- Ultrasound examination of the breast (mammosonography)
- Ultrasound examination of other organs (sonography)
- skeletal scintigraphy
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Tissue sampling (biopsy)