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 has metastasized. Metastasis means that the tumor has spread from where it began to another part of the body. Some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective.