A caregiver providing comfort to a cancer patient

Cancer Diagnosis

From blood tests to imaging studies to biopsies, your doctor will need to conduct certain exams to confirm a cancer diagnosis. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare.
Patient going in for an MRI
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Carcinoid Tumor Diagnosis
How Carcinoid Tumor Is Diagnosed
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How Chordoma Is Diagnosed
Doctor looking at a teen's bone scan
How Osteosarcoma Is Diagnosed
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What Biopsied Cancer Cells Look Like Under the Microscope
An Elderly Gentleman in His Doctors Office Receiving a Check-Up
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woman about to receive a nuclear imaging scan
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Asian woman in 60s embracing her mid-30s daughter who is fighting cancer and is wearing a headcovering. They are seated on a couch and have contemplative expressions.
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blood test vials examined
Blood Tests Used to Diagnose and Screen for Cancer
A doctor and cancer patient review test results.
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daughter supporting and hugging her Mom with cancer
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Asian woman diagnosis patient nurse tablet
What Is Stage 3 Cancer?
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Common Barriers to Recommended Cancer Screenings
lab tech doing genetic testing for bBRCA in a cancer patient
Testing for gBRCA in People with Cancer
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Cancer Screenings: Which You Might Need
genomic testing for BRAF mutations in cancer
BRAF Testing for Tumor Mutations
Flow cytometry, illustration.
How Flow Cytometry Is Used in Cell Testing
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What is the Difference Between a Sarcoma and a Carcinoma?
Woman consulting with her doctor
How is Cancer Diagnosed?
Technician performing bone marrow transplant
What Is a Bone Marrow Biopsy?
Nurse discussing medical chart with patient in waiting room
Understand Why Doctors Use the Term Stable Disease in Cancer Treatment
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Differences Between a Malignant and Benign Tumor
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Have You Been Diagnosed With Cancer? How to Tell Family and Friends
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The Different Between Benign and Malignant Neoplasms
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Is It Possible to Catch Cancer?
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What a PET Scan Can Catch Before Other Tests Can