Cancer Detection

In Roswell Park’s Genetics Services Center we meet with people who have personal and family histories of cancer.

It may not be perfect, but right now mammography is the best test we have for routine screening of breast cancer.

Most people know that mammography is the primary method used for the detection of breast cancer, but what if your doctor recommends MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging? When is breast MRI necessary? How is it different from mammography?