Diagnosis is based on thorough examinations

Thorough examinations are required for the diagnosis and in the follow-up stage, to accurately determine the clinical picture of cancer. Your physician performs a clinical examination that provides detailed information on your symptoms and current condition. If a sufficiently precise diagnosis cannot be reached, further examinations may be necessary. Examples of further examinations include various medical scans, laboratory tests and pathological analyses of a tumour sample. Laboratory tests and scans are performed to determine the possible spreading of cancer and metabolic activity.

Examinations performed on patients include

  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • PET scan
  • SPECT/CT scan
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Laboratory test results
  • Mammography