Cancer is considered to be the main reason for deaths across the globe. The cure for cancer is still a matter of research. However, there are few curing techniques available only if the person is diagnosed at the early growth stages. So cancer diagnosis becomes a very important part of an individual’s survival.
Since the cancer cells exhibit properties of a normal cell until it reaches malignant stages, it becomes difficult to diagnose. However few symptoms can act as the signals for the cancer growth. Once these symptoms are encountered one will have to undergo diagnosis techniques like Biopsy, Radiography etc… Through these methods, the practitioner will be able to predict the stage of cancer and survivability of the patients.
Some of the tests conducted to diagnose the Cancer are
Tumor Marker Tests
Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
EKG and Echocardiogram
Types of Endoscopy
Fecal Occult Blood Tests
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scans