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Craniopharyngioma - Childhood - 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.

In diagnosing craniopharyngioma, your child’s doctor may consider different factors when choosing tests, including:

  • Child’s age and medical condition

  • Type of tumor suspected

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Previous test results

Islet Cell 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 on the side of your screen.

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

Mastocytosis - Diagnosis

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Doctors use many tests to diagnose a disease and find out its extent. Some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective. A biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of mastocytosis. If a biopsy is not possible, the doctor may suggest other tests that will help make a diagnosis.

Thyroid Cancer - 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 to another part of the body, called metastasis. Some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective. For most types of cancer, a biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of cancer.

Thymoma - 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.

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