When doctors diagnose breast cancer, they look for three types of
receptors -- estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human
epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -- expressed in the breast
cancer. These are what cause most breast cancers to grow. They're also
what our doctors typically target when treating breast cancer.
But some breast cancer patients lack these receptors. When this happens, the breast cancer is called...
Scheduled to get a PET scan? Also known as a positron emission
tomography scan, these screening exams cause anxiety for many
patients. But knowing what to expect and following the recommended PET
scan prep can make a big difference.
What is a PET scan?
A PET scan uses a radiotracer to measure things like blood flow, oxygen use and sugar metabolism.
A PET scan shows how your tissues and organs are functioning. It...