Diagnosis and Tests
Cancer can be detected in a number of ways, including the presence of certain signs and symptoms, screening tests, or medical imaging. Once a possible cancer is detected it is diagnosed by microscopic examination of a tissue sample. Cancer is usually treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. The chances of surviving the disease vary greatly by the type and location of the cancer and the extent of disease at the start of treatment.
There are numerous cancer detection and prevention tests that can be used to detect cancer. One must take all clinical factors into consideration to back up a diagnosis.
- AMAS - Anti-malignin antibody screen test
- Biological Terraine Assessment (BTA)
- Cancer Marker Tests
- CBC Blood test
- Darkfield Microscopy
- ElectroDermal Screening (EDS)
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Lymphocyte Size Analysis
- Maverick Monitoring Test (MMT)
- Positron Emission Tomography - PET scan
- T/Tn Antigen Test
- Whole Body CT Scans
Additionally there are a number of tests to detect specific cancers.