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How is cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Pallav Mehta
Internal Medicine
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In brief:

Either by some symptom (something unusual you feel or notice about yourself - i.
e. Pain) or sign (something your doctor notices during an evaluation - i.e. Tenderness on exam) or through a screening test. We currently have approved screeing tests for cervical, breast, colon/rectal, and prostate cancers.

In brief:

Either by some symptom (something unusual you feel or notice about yourself - i.
e. Pain) or sign (something your doctor notices during an evaluation - i.e. Tenderness on exam) or through a screening test. We currently have approved screeing tests for cervical, breast, colon/rectal, and prostate cancers.
Dr. Pallav Mehta
Dr. Pallav Mehta
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: In many ways

Cancer can be suspected due to symptoms or findings (a growing lump, coughing blood, low blood counts, sever weight loss).
However, a definite diagnosis requires a biopsy of a suspected lump or mass (breast cancer or lymphoma); or a review of the blood or bone marrow biopsy (blood cancers).

In brief: In many ways

Cancer can be suspected due to symptoms or findings (a growing lump, coughing blood, low blood counts, sever weight loss).
However, a definite diagnosis requires a biopsy of a suspected lump or mass (breast cancer or lymphoma); or a review of the blood or bone marrow biopsy (blood cancers).
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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