Tests To Find and Diagnose Cancer
Depending on the symptoms, after initial through clinical examination by our specialist, you may need to undergo a combination of tests to find out whether it is due to cancer or some other cause.
Biopsy and Genetic testing
Whenever cancer is suspected, it needs to be confirmed with a biopsy. Choosing the right biopsy technique, analysis and relevant molecular studies will immensely help in planning the right form of treatment. This way, expert pathology service forms a backbone of a great cancer clinic.
Pathology services at Horizon:
Imaging (Radiology) Tests
Imaging tests can be used to look for cancer, to find out how far it has spread, and to check treatment response. Good quality imaging with a dedicated radiologist is paramount in the cancer treatment decision. Types of imaging tests:
Endoscopy is essential to visualize and biopsy the ulcerative growths arising in gastro intestinal, airway and urinary passages . With advanced endoscopy techniques like Endo Ultrasound (EUS) we can assess local extent of tumor. Types of endoscopy include:
Identifying subtle signs, which can be missed on investigations, sometimes alters the cancer stage and management, hence the importance of good initial clinical examination by an experienced surgical oncologist.
Dr.Srinivas Prasad id very well known for his clinical acumen and expert physical examination