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Can a biopsy be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer?

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A tissue sample for biopsy can be extracted through an endoscopic scope. If a biopsy confirms cancer, further tests are done to determine how far the disease has advanced.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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