In-depth

Tests and diagnosis

Bone scan

Bone scans can help detect bone disorders and hidden fractures.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Mammogram

Mammography can lead to detection of breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer cuts off your body's supply of testosterone, causing cancer cells to die or grow more slowly.

Mastectomy

Mastectomy — surgical removal of all breast tissue in one or both breasts — is an effective treatment for many types of breast cancer.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a common means of treating many types of cancer. Find out what to expect during your radiation therapy treatment.

Mar. 23, 2012

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