Gynecology Book


Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Aka: Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast, Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast
  1. See Also
    1. Breast Cancer
    2. Breast Cancer in Men
    3. Breast Cancer Risk Factors
    4. Breast Cancer Staging
    5. Breast Cancer Management
    6. Breast Cancer Monitoring
  2. Technique: Tissue Sampling
    1. Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
    2. Core Needle Biopsy
    3. Biopsy with Needle Guidance (Image-Guided Biopsy)
    4. Biopsy of Palpable Mass
    5. Incisional Biopsy (Surgical Biopsy)
    6. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  3. Types: Breast Cancer
    1. Ductal Carcinoma Type (Most common)
      1. Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
        1. Basement membrane intact
      2. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
        1. Broken through wall of duct
    2. Lobular Carcinoma
      1. Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
        1. Not considered a cancer and biopsied lesion will not progress
        2. High risk for future Breast Cancer
      2. Lobular neoplasia
  4. Types: Biomarkers
    1. Estrogen Receptors
    2. Progesterone Receptors
    3. ERBB2 Gene (previously HER2)
  5. Grading: Breast Cancer
    1. Grade 1: Well Differentiated
    2. Grade 2: Moderately Differentiated
    3. Grade 3: Poorly Differentiated
  6. Staging: Breast Cancer
    1. See Breast Cancer Staging

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