In , Alex Frenzel was a year-old new mom who noticed something was off with one of her breasts. She was referred to a lactation consultant, who thought it was a clogged milk duct. But Frenzel says her doctor didn't seem sure it was the best course of action for her. She felt as though she was being given the standard treatment without much thought to her individual case.
Breast cancer screening causes more damage than previously thought
Breast cancer screening causes more damage than previously thought | Breast cancer | The Guardian
After a biopsy or surgery to remove breast tissue, a sample of cells is sent to the laboratory. This can diagnose cancer and also show which type of cancer it is. A pathologist looks at the cancer cells under a microscope to see which type of breast cancer it is. They can tell this by the shape of the cells and the pattern of the cells in the breast tissue. Pathologists also sometimes use particular dyes to stain the cells and show up certain proteins or features of the cells.
A core needle biopsy uses a long, hollow tube to extract a sample of tissue. Here, a biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is being done. The sample is sent to a laboratory for testing. During a breast MRI , you lie on your stomach on a padded scanning table.
It might be a one stop clinic where you have several tests during one visit a triple asessment. The tests can diagnose breast cancer and other breast conditions. They send it to the laboratory for testing. You might also have other tests. A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts.