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It is the newest and still being researched and developed cancer diagnostic method. In the procedure, the person receives a radioactive substance by injection. Cancer cells reproduce faster than other cells. They are active cells and retain the radioactive material before and faster than other cells.

This method allows the active cells (possible cancer cells) to be located. These detected cells are then investigated with different techniques and a diagnosis is made.

In which cases is the Pet method used?

  • Whether the cancer has spread (metastasized) to another part of the body,
  • Whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes,
  • Investigation of the condition of the tumor after chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Pet is not a breast cancer screening method and is not a substitute for mammography or ultrasound.