Skip to content

Cancer Health Center

Font Size

Tests for Diagnosing Cancer

The following are some common tests used to evaluate cancer:

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test

Barium enema

Recommended Related to Cancer

Adverse Effects

It is claimed that 714-X is nontoxic in the manufacturer-recommended dose range.[1] Reviewed in [2] The only described side effects of treatment with this compound are local redness, tenderness, and swelling at injection sites. Reviewed in [2] References: 714X Technical Data. Rock Forest, Canada: CERBE Distribution, Inc. Available online. Last accessed August 9, 2012. Kaegi E: Unconventional therapies for cancer: 6. 714-X. Task Force on Alternative Therapeutic of...

Read the Adverse Effects article > >

Biopsy-bone

Biopsy-breast

Biopsy-cervical

Biopsy-colorectal

Biopsy-endometrial

Biopsy-kidney

Biopsy-liver

Biopsy-lung

Biopsy-lymph nodes

Biopsy-skin

Biopsy-testicular

Biopsy-thyroid

Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

Bone scan

Bronchoscopy

Cancer antigen 125 (CA-125)

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)

Chemistry screen

Chest X-ray

Colposcopy

Complete blood count (CBC)

Computed tomography (CT) scan

Cystoscopy

Digital rectal exam

Ductal lavage

Endoscopy

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Estrogen and progesterone receptor status

Fecal occult blood test

HER2 receptor status

Intravenous pyelography

Liver function tests

Lumbar puncture

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

Mammogram

Mediastinoscopy

Pap smear

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

Prostate ultrasound and biopsy

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test

Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Spinal X-ray

Sputum cytology

Thoracentesis

Thyroid scan and radioactive iodine uptake test

Ultrasound-abdomen

Ultrasound-brain

Ultrasound-breast

Ultrasound-pelvis

Ultrasound-testicles

Ultrasound-thyroid and parathyroids

Urine test

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on September 25, 2012

Today on WebMD

Colorectal cancer cells
A common one in both men and women.
Lung cancer xray
See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
 
sauteed cherry tomatoes
Fight cancer one plate at a time.
Ovarian cancer illustration
Do you know the symptoms?
 
Jennifer Goodman Linn self-portrait
Blog
what is your cancer risk
HEALTH CHECK
 
colorectal cancer treatment advances
Video
breast cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
prostate cancer overview
SLIDESHOW
lung cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
ovarian cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
Actor Michael Douglas
Article