Cancer Diagnosis 2018-01-25T15:17:13+00:00

How is Cancer diagnosed?

If cancer is suspected from your symptoms:

-Your doctor will examine you to look for abnormalities such as a lump under the skin or an enlarged liver.

-You may be referred for tests such as X-rays, scan, blood tests, endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, etc depending on where the suspected cancer is situated. These tests can often find the exact site of a suspected cancer. However, a biopsy** is often needed to be certain that the abnormality is a cancer and not something else (such as a benign tumour).

** What is a Biopsy?

This is when a small sample of tissue is removed from a part of the body. It is then examined under the microscope to look for abnormal cells.