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Leukemia - Chronic T-Cell Lymphocytic - 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 leukemia. They also do tests to learn how much it may have spread. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best.

A patient’s signs and symptoms may cause a doctor to suspect leukemia. But, blood and/or bone marrow tests are the only way to know whether a person has leukemia.

Leukemia - Chronic Lymphocytic - CLL - Diagnosis

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Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, CLL. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best. For CLL, it may be best to visit a hematologist-oncologist for diagnosis. A hematologist-oncologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating blood cancers.

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

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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.

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

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer - Diagnosis

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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.

Lacrimal Gland Tumor - Diagnosis

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Doctors use many tests to diagnose a tumor and find out if it is cancerous, and if so, 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 tumors, a biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of cancer.

Kidney 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.

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.

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