Biopsy - Large Specimen (> 5cm) test

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A biopsy is the only sure way to diagnosis most cancers. Imaging tests like CT scans and X-rays can help identify areas of concerns, but they can't differentiate between cancerous and noncancerous cells. Biopsies are typically associated with cancer, but just because your doctor orders a biopsy, it doesn't mean that you have cancer. Doctors use biopsies to test whether abnormalities in your body are caused by cancer or by other conditions. For example, if a woman has a lump in her breast, an imaging test would confirm the lump, but a biopsy is the only way to determine whether it's breast cancer or another noncancerous condition, such as polycystic fibrosis.

Persistent abnormal liver blood tests (liver enzymes)

Unexplained yellowing of the skin (jaundice)

A liver abnormality found on ultrasound, CT scan, or nuclear scan. 

Losing weight without trying. 

Loss of appetite. 

Upper abdominal pain. 

Nausea and vomiting. 

General weakness and fatigue. 

Abdominal swelling. 

Yellow discoloration of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)

White, chalky stools. 

In this test, the sample of fluid from the tissue is extracted out by biopsy and is examined for the dignosis of different types of cancers. 

Biopsies don't require much preparation on the part of the patient. Depending on your condition, your doctor may ask you to: undergo a physical examination and complete medical history stop taking any medications that affect bleeding, including pain relievers, anticoagulants, and certain supplements have your blood drawn for a blood test not drink or eat for up to eight hours before the procedure arrange for someone to drive you home

Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy. Clinical trials might also be an option for you. 

Test Method 1 :There are several different types of biopsies. 

A needle biopsy is called a percutaneous biopsy. It removes tissue using a hollow tube called a syringe. The needle is passed several times through the tissue being examined. The surgeon uses the needle to remove the tissue sample. Needle biopsies are often done using CT scan or ultrasound. These imaging tools help guide the surgeon to the right area. 

An open biopsy is surgery that uses local or general anesthesia. This means you are relaxed (sedated) or asleep and pain-free during the procedure. It is done in a hospital operating room. The surgeon makes a cut into the affected area, and the tissue is removed. 

Closed biopsy uses a much smaller surgical cut than open biopsy. A small cut is made so that a camera-like instrument can be inserted. This instrument helps guide the surgeon to the right place to take the sample. 

Report available :Turn around time is 9 to 12 days. 

A person with the following symptoms should get this test done. Persistent abnormal liver blood tests (liver enzymes)

Unexplained yellowing of the skin (jaundice)

A liver abnormality found on ultrasound, CT scan, or nuclear scan. 

Losing weight without trying. 

Loss of appetite. 

Upper abdominal pain. 

Nausea and vomiting. 

General weakness and fatigue. 

Abdominal swelling. 

Yellow discoloration of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)

White, chalky stools.