Fast Five Quiz: Breast Cancer Presentation and Diagnosis

Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Stefania Morganti, MD


January 11, 2023

Pathology examination of a specimen obtained through a breast biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of breast cancer. It is performed when breast imaging, such as mammography or MRI, shows changes suggestive of breast cancer. The BI-RADS is a standardized risk assessment used to describe imaging findings for appropriate follow-up and management. An assessment that results in BI-RADS 4, suspicious for malignancy, or BI-RADS 5, highly suggestive of malignancy, requires biopsy for possible breast cancer.

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