Is there a single test to diagnose for cancer?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    there is firstly CEA " cancer emberyo antigen " as a primary test for most tumors in ur body

    but for specificity must be do one test or more to each organ.

    for ex.:

    AFP for liver , PSA total and free for prostate and s on.....

    God "Allah" help u.

  • TeriR
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No. Although there are commonalities in some markers in the blood, different tests are used to diagnose different types of cancer.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, there are many different types of cancers. Basically to confirm cancer, they need a sample from the tissue, and then send it to a pathologist who'll look at it with a microscope. He'll be able to confirm if the cells are cancerous or not. Best of luck to you.

    Source(s): I'm a paramedic
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your Dr will do a CBC...complete blood count. If your white blood count is extremely low, she will likely do a CAT or PET (with nuclear dye) to determine where the tumor is. Then a surgeon will do a biopsy and determine whether or not the tumor or tissue is cancerous.

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  • 1 decade ago

    a biopsy will diagnose almost any type of cancer.

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