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Adrenal Gland Tumor - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of the common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors can use to find out what’s wrong and identify the cause of the problem. To see other pages, use the menu.

Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, a tumor. They also do tests to learn if a tumor is cancerous and if it has spread to another part of the body from where it started. If this happens, it is called metastasis. Some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective.

Sarcoma - Kaposi - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors use to find the cause of a medical problem. To see other pages, use the menu.

Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, cancer. They also do tests to learn if cancer has spread to another part of the body from where it started. If this happens, it is called metastasis. For example, imaging tests can show if the cancer has spread. Imaging tests show pictures of the inside of the body. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best.

Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of the common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors can use to find out what’s wrong and identify the cause of the problem. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Doctors use many tests to diagnose cancer and find out if it has spread from the lung. Some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective. A biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of NSCLC. Imaging tests may be used to find out whether the cancer has spread, but they can never be used alone to diagnose NSCLC.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor - GIST - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of the common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors can use to find out what’s wrong and identify the cause of the problem. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Doctors use many tests to diagnose a tumor. They want to find out if the tumor is cancerous, and if it is, learn whether the tumor has spread to another part of the body, called metastasis. Some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective. Imaging tests may be used to find out whether the cancer has spread.

Anal Cancer - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors use to find the cause of a medical problem. To see other pages, use the menu.

Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, cancer. They also do tests to learn if cancer has spread to another part of the body from where it started. If this happens, it is called metastasis. For example, imaging tests can show if the cancer has spread. Imaging tests show pictures of the inside of the body. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best.

Leukemia - B-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia and Hairy Cell Leukemia - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors use to find the cause of a medical problem. To see other pages, use the menu.

Doctors use many blood and bone marrow tests to diagnose HCL and PLL. They also use these tests to find out how much the disease has spread. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best.

Your doctor may suspect that you have HCL or PLL based on your symptoms. But, blood and bone marrow tests are the only sure way for the doctor to know if you have HCL or PLL.

HIV and AIDS-Related Cancer - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors use to find the cause of a medical problem. To see other pages, use the menu.

Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, cancer. They also do tests to learn if cancer has spread to another part of the body from where it started. If this happens, it is called metastasis. For example, imaging tests can show if the cancer has spread. Imaging tests show pictures of the inside of the body. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best.

Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML - Diagnosis

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of the common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors can use to find out what’s wrong and identify the cause of the problem. To see other pages, use the menu.

Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose leukemia. They also do tests to find out the subtype (see Subtypes). Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best. For example, imaging tests can show more information about the cause of your symptoms. Imaging tests show pictures of the inside of the body.

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