diagnosis

October 7, 2021
Sonja Hibbs

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy: How to Prepare and What to Expect

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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.

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March 18, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can a Biopsy Make My Cancer Spread?

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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.

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February 11, 2020
Brielle Gregory, ASCO staff

Do Bone Scans Show Cancer?

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Getting a bone scan? Here’s what to know about how the test works and why it’s an important tool in detecting cancer.

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April 4, 2019
Emily Goodman

Preparing for Your PET-CT Scan

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A PET-CT scan is a test used to find cancer and learn its stage. It can also be used to plan and evaluate cancer treatment. Here is what you need to know to prepare for a PET-CT scan.

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May 31, 2016
Aziza Nassar, MD, FCAP

Biopsy: 5 Things Every Patient Should Know

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Biopsies are central to the diagnosis of many cancers. Pathologist Aziza Nassar, MD, sheds light on some things people should understand about biopsy.

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July 7, 2015

Living With a Rare Cancer—My Dr. Seuss World

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When Josh Mailman was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, he didn’t expect his life to be defined by two of Dr. Seuss’ books—Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? and Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Now as a patient advocate, his goal is to ensure that others diagnosed with rare cancers do not need to rely on luck and travel to get the best outcome.

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March 17, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Pathologists

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Pathologists play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In this interview, Carey August, MD, and Chanjuan Shi, MD, PhD, discuss what they do on a daily basis to help care for people with cancer.

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