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Diagnosing Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is often first suspected when a lump or change is found in the breast or when an abnormal area is seen on a mammogram.

Most of the time, these findings don’t turn out to be breast cancer. However, the only way to know for sure is through follow-up tests.

This section describes how breast cancer is diagnosed and the factors that affect prognosis and guide treatment.

Follow-up tests after an abnormal finding on a screening test

Sometimes, breast cancer can be ruled out with a follow-up mammogram (diagnostic mammogram), breast ultrasound or breast MRI.

  • Follow-Up After an Abnormal Finding on a Mammogram
  • Follow-Up After an Abnormal Finding on a Clinical Breast Exam
  • Diagnostic Mammogram
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Biopsies

For further more details, Contact Dr.S.Ayyappan Diagnosing breast cancer specialist at Kumaran hospital in Kilpauk, Chennai.