Breast cancer diagnostic evaluations
A thorough and accurate cancer diagnosis is the first step in developing a breast cancer treatment plan. Your integrated team of breast cancer experts will use advanced diagnostic tests and tools to evaluate the disease, and plan your individualized treatment. Throughout your treatment, we'll use imaging and laboratory tests to track the size of the tumors, monitor your response to treatment, and modify your plan when needed.
Physical exam and health history
Within the first two days of your arrival at our hospital, we will perform a complete array of diagnostic tests, and thoroughly review your medical records and health history.
Your doctor will likely conduct a breast exam with attention to enlarged lumps, nodules, swelling or thickening that is not like normal breast tissue. He or she will also check for enlarged lymph nodes under your armpits or around your collarbone.
Reduced wait times for appointments and test results
We understand that waiting for test results can create a great deal of stress. To ease anxiety and help you begin your breast cancer treatment sooner, we provide reduced wait times for appointments and test results. Our turnaround time goal—from the time of the scan to providing results so treatment planning can occur—is four hours.
We also want you to be as comfortable as possible during your imaging tests. Our team uses padding and comfort equipment, as well as a variety of positioning devices, to help you feel more relaxed during scans and procedures.
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