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The removal of a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope. Other tests can suggest that cancer is present, but only a biopsy can make a definite diagnosis.
A procedure that creates pictures of internal body parts, tissues, or organs to make a diagnosis, plan treatment, find out whether treatment is working, or observe a disease over time.
A procedure that evaluates a sample of blood, urine, or other substance from the body to make a diagnosis, plan treatment, check whether treatment is working, or observe a disease over time.
flexible plastic tube with a tiny camera; used to see cancer cells more clearly.
x-ray/CAT scan; more precise than a standard x-ray
A test that uses a powerful magnetic field - very accurate but expensive
Tumor markers can be found in blood
A tendency to develop a disease that can be triggered under certain conditions. For example, although a genetic predisposition to cancer increases a person's risk of developing cancer, it is not certain that the person will develop it.
Chance of recovery; a prediction of the outcome of a disease or chance of survival in 5 years.
The process of checking whether a person has a disease or has an increased chance of developing a disease when the person has no symptoms.
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