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June 9, 2022 · H. Jack West, MD
Dr. H. Jack West shares what people with lung cancer should know about biomarker testing, including why it is important in planning treatment and what to expect during the testing process. Read More >>
May 31, 2022 · ASCO Staff
For people at high risk of developing skin cancer, doctors may recommend screening. Learn what to expect during a skin cancer screening and everyday ways to prevent skin cancer. Read More >>
October 28, 2021 · Jyoti Patel, MD, FASCO
In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses what “scanxiety” is, how it impacts people with cancer and survivors, and what they can do to cope. Read More >>
October 7, 2021 · Sonja Hibbs
Your doctor may recommend a fine needle aspiration biopsy, also called a fine needle biopsy or FNA, to find out if a mass from a scan or examination is cancer. Here, learn what the procedure is, how to prepare, and how it’s used to diagnose cancer. Read More >>
March 18, 2021 · ASCO Staff
A biopsy is a valuable procedure for diagnosing and treating cancer. But some people may worry that a biopsy could lead to the cancer spreading. In this post, we discuss how this idea started, and why the benefits of biopsies outweigh the risks. Read More >>

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