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Invasive Breast Carcinoma: History and Imaging Tests for Detecting Breast Cancer

The most common carcinoma in women is Invasive carcinoma. According to the study and statistics, almost 23% of global cancers in women suffered from this type of cancer. Moreover, its ratio increase in affluent countries which is 27%. The reported cases of this type of breast cancer increase ten times than before. The highlighted high-risk areas include Australia, Europe, and North America. The risk of breast cancer is drastically low, almost 6% in underdeveloped areas of South Africa and Eastern Asia including Japan. The probability of effectiveness and spreading of this disease in underdeveloped areas of Africa and Asia is 1/3 that of rich countries.

The diagnosis for patients with this disease is very good in case of early detection. Due to the improvements in the medical field in developed countries, Significant survivals are reported from this disease. The process of treatment improvises by the use of Adjuvant Hormonal treatment, Chemotherapy, and especially with the introduction of 2nd and 3rd generation Chemotherapy.

Detection & Imaging of Invasive Breast Carcinoma

The baseline imaging method for the detection of Breast Cancer in Women aged more than 40 years is Mammography. Invasive breast cancer is mostly manifested in mammography as an ill-defined with or without calcination. Calcination is a Thermal Treatment process in the absence of oxygen.

Ultrasound can be added to sensitivity in the diagnostic process. Its a more efficient method of choice for imaging the breast with age less than 40 years. Mammography is rarely helpful in the detection of breast cancer with age less than 40 years.

The most sensitive and effective method of Diagnosis Breast Cancer is MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The use of MRI is limited to the most sensitive and very high-risk cancer patients. Mostly it is used to a screening of carriers of a mutation in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In addition to this, MRI also used in screening local staging of breast cancer.

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