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What Are the Diagnostic Methods for Breast Cancer?

What Are the Diagnostic Methods for Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer has become a terrifying disease that kills female friends with increasing clinical incidence rate. It not only harms women's health but also has a great impact on our normal life. So what are the breast cancer diagnosis methods? Let's introduce them below.

Differential diagnosis of breast cancer and breast hyperplasia

Due to endocrine dysfunction, its essence is not inflammation or tumor but the disorder of normal structure. Typical signs and symptoms are easy to distinguish. Sclerosing adenosis often has an unclear hard lump in the breast, which is small in size and often difficult to differentiate from breast cancer clinically. It should be identified through various physical examinations.

Differential diagnosis of breast cancer and malignant lymphoma of the breast

Breast malignant lymphoma is rare but common in women and is usually solitary. The clinical manifestation is usually a rapidly growing mass, which can sometimes occupy the entire breast. The mass is huge or nodular, sliced, with clear boundaries, firm and elastic, and not adhered to the skin and breast. When the mass is large, the surface skin is thin, the blood vessels dilate, and it can cause rupture.

Differential diagnosis of breast cancer and breast cyst

It can be divided into lactation and hematoma. Lactation is more common in breastfeeding or pregnant women, and it is easy to diagnose according to medical history and signs. Hematoma is more common in trauma. Inflammatory masses are formed by hematoma blocking milk ducts. This is the main differential diagnosis of breast cancer.

Differential diagnosis of breast cancer and plasma cell mastitis

The mammary duct is blocked for various reasons, causing lipid overflow in the duct and entering the surrounding tissue, causing aseptic inflammation. In the acute phase, sudden breast pain, redness and swelling, nipple retraction, and axillary lymph nodes can enlarge, which is easily misdiagnosed as inflammatory breast cancer.

Differential diagnosis of breast cancer and breast tuberculosis

Relatively rare, examinations often find tuberculosis lesions in other parts, clinical manifestations are inflammatory lesions, which can form masses, sometimes with size changes, and patients may not necessarily have pulmonary tuberculosis. Often accompanied by axillary lymph node enlargement, clinical patients have difficulty distinguishing between cancer and tuberculosis.

Differential diagnosis of breast cancer and breast fibroadenoma

For young women with vibrant endocrine and regulatory disorders, the mass is obvious, mostly located in the outer quadrant of the breast, round or flat, generally within 3cm. Single or multiple, tough, with smooth or nodular surface, clear borders, no adhesion, and a sliding sensation when touched. The mass is painless, grows slowly, but increases rapidly during pregnancy, and rarely causes pain, but there is a possibility of malignant transformation.

The above six methods are all breast cancer diagnostic methods. We can judge whether we have this phenomenon based on this. Breast cancer cannot be ignored. The treatment time is long, so we should discover and treat it as early as possible, do not delay the treatment time, and bring hidden dangers to future health.

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