Learn about the tests doctors commonly use to look for and diagnose cancer, to help determine if it has spread, and to monitor it during treatment.
Waiting to hear about test results can be very stressful - and sometimes it can take a while to get back lab results. But a better understanding of the tests used to diagnose and classify cancer may relieve some of your stress. Remember each patient's situation is different. It's important to ask your doctor questions about your tests to know as much as you can and make the best decisions about your treatment.