Breast Cancer is
the second leading cause of cancer death in women,
after lung cancer. The American Cancer Society
estimates about 212,600 women in the United States
will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer
Breast Cancer may metastasize to almost any organ,
but most commonly to lymph nodes, lungs, liver
and bones. The earlier the breast cancer is found
the more accurate the initial staging of breast
cancer, the better the chances for successful
PET imaging is a non-invasive procedure that provides
a valuable picture of the internal organs at work
and is demonstrated to be a valuable strategy
in the staging and evaluation of treatment in
breast cancer patients.
Positron Imaging Journal, the official Journal
of the Academy of Molecular Imaging, Vol 3, Number
5, Sept-Oct 2 2000.
Cancer Diagnosis Case Study Example
Karl H. et al.
Clinical Positron Imaging, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp.