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how does a doctor test for cancer in the body. what is the name of the test?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No such thing: There is no one test. There are multiple possible tests depending on the patients symptoms and physical exam. If an abnormality is discovered then a biopsy can be performed and a pathologist reviews the tissue.
Answered on Aug 18, 2014

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