Key Information

Size and location of primary tumor, involvement of distant sites.

  • Mammogram
    Unilateral (single breast), bilateral (both breasts), contralateral (side not suspected of containing cancer).

    Key words/possible involvement:
    Lesion, mass, irregular density, clustered calcification, spiculation, mammary duct distortion or asymmetry, nodular density, skin or nipple thickening, enlarged lymph nodes.

    Key words/no involvement:
    If there is no specific reference to visible abnormality in the breast under suspicion.

  • Chest X-Ray
  • Imaging, Bone
  • Imaging, Brain
  • Imaging, Liver/spleen

For more information about imaging, you may visit the following pages in the Diagnostic Tests module: Other Imaging.