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Diagnosis of breast cancer

Imaging studies and tissue samples play an important role in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment planning. The quality of the examinations is guaranteed by the state-of-the-art equipment and the experience of the staff.

The diagnosis stage starts with an appointment with an oncology specialist, who recommends further examinations if necessary.

After the initial clinical examination accomplished by the oncologist, typically mammography, ultrasound examination and ultrasound guided needle biopsy follow if there is a reason to suspect breast cancer. If needed, needle biopsy may also be taken from suspicious lymph nodes. If the cancer suspicion still exists after the fore mentioned, a typical next step is to perform MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which is the most sensitive method in breast cancer diagnosis.

If the patient has breast cancer, it is important to create as accurate understanding of the stage of the cancer as possible before a final surgery decision is made. MRI may reveal more cancer than the previous examinations have shown. This information is essential for proper treatment plan.

The biopsies can also be utilized for example in detecting HER2 expression or sensitivity to hormones already before the surgery.

We offer the following breast cancer diagnostics

Imaging examinations without a delay at Docrates Cancer Center

At Docrates Cancer Center you get imaging examinations quickly and easily with a specialist’s referral.

If you don’t have a referral, you can make an appointment for a specialist at Docrates. You get the time quickly in few days at its best. The oncologist assesses your situation and if further examinations, like imaging, are required, the doctor gives you a referral. Where possible, the imaging examinations are arranged for the same day.

If you have a suspicion of a breast cancer or you have received a diagnosis lately, you get specialist’s reception time quickly and without a referral at Docrates Cancer Center. Contact us. Our nurses will serve you with years of experience.

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Why come to Docrates Cancer Center?

  • Top cancer experts and effective treatments without delay.
  • Individual care. You have your own care team - your doctor and your nurse.
  • Front line cancer treatment. Latest medical technology combined with proven expertise in cancer care.
  • Experience in treating international patients from over 60 countries. Multilingual personnel.
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