Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Contemporary diagnostic methods for breast cancer

Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 1, Pages 35-39

BARBARA MADEJ-CZERWONKA
 
Department of Breast Surgery; Cardinal Rev. Wyszynski’sVoivodship Specialist Hospital in Lublin 
Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.12923/j.2084-980X/26.1/a.07

 

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm diagnosed in Polish women. The results of treatment for breast cancer in Poland are worse than those received in highly developed European countries. The factor that is decisive in reducing mortality due to breast cancer is an early diagnosis. Conversely, the diagnosis, which is established too late contributes to poor prognosis and prevents obtaining satisfactory results in treatment even with expensive anti-cancer drugs. An early diagnosis of breast cancer is more and more difficult to reach; it requires experienced specialists and high quality equipment. This article presents contemporary diagnostic methods for breast cancer and analysis of diagnostic standards for every single procedure. 

Keywords

breast cancer, diagnostics, standards for radiological examinations

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