Breast cancer tests

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Detecting local disease (the triple assessment):-

Additional tests:

These tests will check the general condition of the body but also provide a rough screen for cancer which may have spread outside the breast. It is not recommended that patients have more complex test to look for spread of the cancer at this stage unless the tests above are abnormal or there are symptoms of spread such as pain in the bones or right side of the abdomen. These would include a bone scan or liver ultrasound. 

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