There are different types of breast exams that can help in the detection of breast cancer. At St. Thomas More we believe that education is the first step in fighting this disease. Talk to your doctor for more information on the types of exams that they recommend.
A type of imaging test that takes multiple digital X-rays of the breast. The technologist performing the test views the images during the exam and can immediately take additional images or focus on any area that may look abnormal. The images are then read by a radiologist. It is recommended that women over the age of 40 receive a mammogram each year.
A type of imaging test that takes multiple X-rays of the breast. The film is developed and read by a radiologist who looks for any abnormalities. It is recommended that women over the age of 40 receive a mammogram each year.
This exam is when a woman examines her own breasts for any lumps or changes in tissue. Most women have natural lumps in their breasts. This test is performed to look for any abnormalities. If you find any changes, call your doctor right away. It is recommended that breast self-exams be done at the same time each month.
Similar to a self-exam, this test is performed by your doctor as part of your annual exam. This is another way to check for any abnormalities in the breasts.
If an abnormality was found during your mammogram your doctor may order a breast ultrasound to take a closer look at the breast’s tissue. An ultrasound uses sound waves to look at the tissue.
Your doctor may order a breast biopsy if a lump is found during your mammogram. In a biopsy, a portion of the lump is removed and sent to a pathologist to determine if tissue that makes up the lump is cancerous or not.
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