Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Tests and Procedures

The diagnosis and confirmation of breast cancer involve a series of pathology tests and imaging procedures. After your breast cancer is diagnosed, it becomes necessary to diagnose the stage and the grade of cancer. Besides, your doctor would also want to know if there...

BRCA Genes: Tests and Interpretation

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are two important genes that help fight cancer. They are, therefore, referred to as tumor suppressor genes. These genes normally prevent breast, ovarian, and some other cells from growing and dividing too rapidly in an uncontrolled fashion and turning...

Blood Tests to Detect Breast Cancer

Blood tests for breast cancer are done to serve the following purpose: To evaluate the general condition of the patient and to verify if he or she can withstand the treatment or even check for metastasis if any To evaluate the condition of the specific organs to see...

Breast MRI: Indications, Procedure, Risks

Breast MRI or magnetic resonance imaging of the breast is a non-invasive diagnostic test to show the doctor any abnormality in the breast including breast cancer. This procedure makes the use of powerful magnetic field and radio waves, which pass through the breast...

Digital Mammogram and Breast Tomosynthesis

What is a digital mammogram? A regular mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast. Doctors use it to look for any changes in the breast tissue such as a lump. Its main purpose is to look for early signs of breast cancer. As mentioned, the results of a mammogram are...