Perhaps you felt a lump during your monthly breast self-exam. Or maybe your yearly mammogram showed a suspicious mass. You may be worried that the lump is malignant. At St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center, we use the most advanced technologies to diagnose breast cancer quickly and accurately.
Sometimes, the hardest part about the diagnostic phase is the waiting. You want an answer, so you can plan the next steps. We want to eliminate the stress you feel as you wait for a diagnosis. With our fast-track service, you get your answers as quickly as possible. Our fast-track program is designed around your convenience. Your health care team works to get accurate images and biopsies quickly, including same-day follow-up tests. This way, if the diagnosis is cancer, you can begin treatment right away.
There are a number of diagnostic tests used to confirm a diagnosis of breast cancer. The two main types of diagnostic tools used are:
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