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what do doctors do to test for cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
It depends: If cancer in a part of the body is suspected due to symptoms (like pain) then imaging might be performed such as with CT or MRI scanning. If something is suspicious enough based on imaging, the next step would be a biopsy and evaluation of tissue by pathology. We don't screen everyone for all cancers. Some types of cancers, such as breast, we do perform mammography screening after a certain age
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

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