New guidance on breast cancer diagnosis

It's recommended that doctors use the ‘triple test’ approach

New guidance confirms the best approach to improve breast cancer diagnosis.

breast cancer cells

Developed by Cancer Australia, the recommendations feature the ‘triple test’ approach to diagnosis, which refers to three diagnostic components:

  1. Medical history and clinical breast examination.
  2. Imaging – mammography and/or ultrasound.
  3. Non-excision biopsy – fine needle aspiration cytology and/or core biopsy.

The triple test is positive if any component is indeterminate, suspicious or malignant.

Cancer Australia CEO Dr Helen