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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.

Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML - 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.

Doctors use many tests to diagnose leukemia. Some tests may also help the doctor choose the treatment that may be the most effective. Not all tests listed will be used for every child. Your child’s doctor may consider these factors when choosing a diagnostic test:

  • Age and medical condition

  • Type of cancer suspected

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.

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