Alternate Names : Carcinoma, Tumor, Malignancy
How is the disease diagnosed?
If cancer is suspected, it must be confirmed by examining the abnormal
tissue in the pathology laboratory. This can mean removing a piece of the tissue with a
Sometimes the whole tumor is removed, which is known as a resection. Additional
studies such as special X-rays and blood tests may be done to measure the
extent of the disease. This is known as staging the disease.