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Anal 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.

Leukemia - B-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia and Hairy Cell Leukemia - 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 blood and bone marrow tests to diagnose both HCL and PLL and to find out how much the disease has spread. Although a patient’s signs and symptoms may cause a doctor to suspect HCL or PLL, it is diagnosed only by blood and bone marrow tests. Some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective.

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