It can take several years from the start of the development of breast cancer until it is detectable. As the tumor grows, the cells acquire an increasingly aggressive potential, with greater capacity to metastasize and to become resistant to treatment. There is irrefutable scientific evidence that the lower the stage (I-IV), the greater the chances of cure; the smaller the tumor, the greater the possibility of conservative surgery; and the lower the stage, the less chance of needing chemotherapy and other aggressive treatments.
Imaging techniques are mainly indicated for the study of oncological diseases, although it has been shown to be useful in neurological, psychiatric, and cardiological diseases. Therefore, we are certain that detecting breast cancer at an early stage significantly increases the chances of cure.