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diagnosis

[die-ug-NO-sis] identifying a disease by its signs or symptoms, and by using imaging tests, lab tests, or biopsy. For most types of cancer, a biopsy is needed to be sure of the diagnosis. Generally, the earlier a diagnosis of cancer is made, the better the chance for long-term survival. See also biopsy, imaging studies, sign, symptom.

Understanding Your Diagnosis

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After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families. ...

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After Diagnosis

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Children Diagnosed with Cancer: Dealing with Diagnosis

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parents usually react to a child's cancer diagnosis? ...

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The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis | American ...

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so hard in the beginning to think about anything but your diagnosis. ...

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After Diagnosis:A Guide for Patients and Families

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What is cancer? After Diagnosis:A Guide for Patients and Families. ...

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Dealing With Diagnosis

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http://www.cancer.org/treatment/childrenandcancer/helpingchildrenwhenafamilymemberhascancer/dealingwithdiagnosis/

Can non-small cell lung cancer be found early?

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http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-detection

Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... Special studies in cancer diagnosis. ... Sometimes the pathologist may need to
use other procedures to make a diagnosis. Histochemical stains. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-special-studies

Can chronic lymphocytic leukemia be found early?

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Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging TOPICS. ...

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Can prostate cancer be found early?

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