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CHAPTER 3 INDEX
Diagnosis & Staging

 

 

Diagnosing Cancer
     Confirming the Diagnosis
     FNA
     Core Needle Biopsy
     Surgical Biopsy

Tumor Staging
     Tumor Testing
          - Estrogen Receptors and Progesterone Receptors
          - HER-2/neu (c-erb B2)
      Other Tumor Testing
          - Growth Rate
          - Ploidy
          -  p53
          - Vascular or Lymphatic Invasion
          - Genetic Profiling
      Additional Tests
          - CT Scan
          - MRI
          - Bone Scan
          - PET Scan
     How Stage is Determined
     TNM
     Staging Template Stages of Breast Cancer
     The Pathology Report


 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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