Cancer Diagnosis Services
There are a wide array of methods to diagnose cancer. As researchers learn more about the mechanism of cancer, new diagnostic tools are constantly being developed and existing methods are refined. We strive to bring the best methods to accurately diagnose our patients.
A Biopsy is a small tissue sample that is surgically removed and examined under a microscope for presence of cancer cells. If the tumor is filled with fluid, fluid samples are drawn out for examination.
An Endoscopy is an examination of the body via an inserted small camera which allows physicians to view suspicious areas.
There are several techniques that are used to produce an internal picture of the body and its structures including: x-rays, CAT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and PET scan.
Some tumors release substances called tumor markers, which can be detected in the blood.