diagnosis

May 31, 2022
ASCO Staff

What to Expect During a Skin Cancer Screening

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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.

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October 7, 2021
Sonja Hibbs

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

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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.

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March 18, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can a Biopsy Make My Cancer Spread?

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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.

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February 11, 2020
Brielle Gregory, ASCO staff

Do Bone Scans Show Cancer?

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Brielle.Gregory

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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Emily.Goodman

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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Aziza.Nassar

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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