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    Tests for Diagnosing Breast Cancer

    The following are some of the tests used in the diagnosis and evaluation of breast cancer:

    Bone scan

    Breast biopsy

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    Breast self-exam (BSE)

    Breast MRI

    Breast ultrasound

    Chemistry screen

    Chest X-ray

    Complete blood count (CBC)

    CT scan of the brain

    CT scan of chest abdomen pelvis

    Clinical (doctor's) breast exam (CBE)

    Ductal lavage


    Estrogen and progesterone receptor

    HER2 receptor status


    Minimally invasive breast biopsy

    MRI scan

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    PET scan


    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on June 12, 2015

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