Screenings & Diagnosis

Testing expertise you can trust

Diagnosing Cancer at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

With any form of cancer, a fast and accurate diagnosis provides a crucial foundation for everything that comes after.

At Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth, we equip our excellent testing professionals with the latest technology. This way, you can be sure you have access to the very best in cancer diagnostic testing.

Our experienced oncologists use these state-of-the-art tools to:

  • Gain a complete understanding of your cancer type and stage.
  • Provide an accurate diagnosis.
  • Formulate an optimal plan of treatment.

If you’re at high risk for any type of cancer, your primary care doctor will recommend cancer screenings that make sense for you. Our team provides the latest in effective screening tests to catch cancer early.

Breast Exams and Mammograms

Our team is committed to diagnosing breast cancer early and accurately — so you can have the most treatment options and best possible outcomes. 

We endorse the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines for breast cancer screening. These guidelines recommend yearly mammograms for those ages 40 years and above, as well as yearly clinical breast exams (CBEs). We also recommend periodic self breast exams to all of our patients, regardless of age.

Tests We Offer

Depending on the type of cancer your doctor thinks you may have, we may use one or more of these tests:

  • Biopsy
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Genetic Screening and Counseling
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Pathology
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Meet the Cancer Care Team

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth's team of cancer care physicians is highly trained in a variety of testing and diagnostic areas.