The first step is to call your doctor.
“If you have symptoms of a breast or ovarian cancer, you should be concerned that your doctor might be recommending a treatment that’s not what you’re experiencing,” says Dr. Jill Wojcicki, a family medicine physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
Wojbicki says the first step in getting an accurate diagnosis is to get in touch with your primary care doctor.
For breast cancer, Wojchicki suggests seeking a consultation with her general practitioner.
The most common screening test is mammography, which can identify whether your body is producing hormones or not.
It can also help your doctor to confirm whether you have an undiagnosed or suspected genetic condition.
Other tests include a CT scan of your chest, abdomen and ovaries.
In the early stages, the scan can be done as soon as possible, but after a month, you might want to wait a bit longer, says Dr of Family Medicine Dr. Mark Tatum.
“We really want to get your breast tissue evaluated to see if you have any cancers or other malignancies in the breast tissue.”
If the scan shows any cancer, the cancer can then be treated, says Tatum, who recommends getting a mammogram every six months.
But in the early stage of breast cancer treatment, the most common diagnosis is a cystic fibrosis diagnosis, which means your cancer is a genetic condition, not an inherited one.
A cystic fiber diagnosis is also considered to be a genetic disorder.
“You’re probably looking at an extra set of genetic markers on your test that is a sign that you have cystic Fibrosis,” says Tamiya.
The diagnosis of cystic cancer is more often than not a diagnosis of a genetic disease.
However, it’s important to remember that a cyst is not a cancer, says Wojcik.
“It’s not cancer.
It’s just a cysts,” she says.
“But it’s still a problem.”
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) states that a diagnosis for a genetic malignancy can only be made if there are certain specific physical abnormalities that make up the disease.
For example, if you develop a condition that causes you to be sick, like asthma or lung cancer, but you have a normal chest, your doctor may not have diagnosed you as having a genetic problem.
In that case, you can still get a diagnosis if you’re not diagnosed with any specific genetic abnormalities.
It means you should get an X-ray or CT scan, and if you still have signs of a disease like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, that you may be more likely to develop it later in life.
To find out what other tests you should have, Woycickis first needs to know what tests she needs to get.
“That is very important,” she explains.
“Because these tests are the first tests that you get to see, you want to be sure that you’re getting a complete and accurate picture of your cancer.”
Wojcinicki recommends asking her primary care physician about the best tests for each specific diagnosis.
If you need to get a mammography or CT, it may be a good idea to start with a CT or MRI, because these can help you understand how your body works, explains Wojcia.
“A CT is the best test for detecting any cancers,” says Woyca.
“As for a mammograph, that’s important for people with cancers because the scans are usually more accurate than a mammograms.”
In addition to mammography and CT scans, Woyska recommends taking a blood test.
This is done to check your blood sugar levels.
“To check your glucose levels, the blood test can be administered at home or by a doctor,” says her.
“They are not expensive.”
Woycia recommends checking your blood for a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) test, which looks at the levels of fatty acids in your blood.
“Most of the time, the HDL test is the only one that is good for a diagnosis,” says she.
“And if you get a high HDL test, it can tell you whether you’re developing certain types of cancers.”
Woyskys blood work also can help her decide if a mammectomy is a good option for her.
If your doctor has told you that you need a breast biopsy, but it hasn’t been performed yet, she might suggest a mammoplasty.
The surgery involves removing the outer layer of breast tissue, which usually takes about two weeks.
A biopsy is done with a small knife, which is usually inserted into the outer layers of the breast and placed in a catheter.
The biopsy can help to confirm if the cancer is spreading or whether you’ve already been treated for a related disease, like diabetes