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What device is used by oncologists to detect cancer and how does it work?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: It is not hard to fi

There is no single devise that we use, we use a variety of examinations/tests and often a biopsy to confirm if a tumor is cancerous.
A medical examination(physical exam) is the first step, followed by appropriate imaging tests(using x-rays and ct/mri scans) to locate a tumor in the body which is then biopsied with a knife or a needle. A miscroscopic exm is then done to look for cancer cells.

In brief: It is not hard to fi

There is no single devise that we use, we use a variety of examinations/tests and often a biopsy to confirm if a tumor is cancerous.
A medical examination(physical exam) is the first step, followed by appropriate imaging tests(using x-rays and ct/mri scans) to locate a tumor in the body which is then biopsied with a knife or a needle. A miscroscopic exm is then done to look for cancer cells.
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