Is there a single test to diagnose for cancer?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
AFP for liver , PSA total and free for prostate and s on.....
God "Allah" help u.
- TeriRLv 61 decade ago
No. Although there are commonalities in some markers in the blood, different tests are used to diagnose different types of cancer.
- cajunrescuemedicLv 61 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
- Anonymous1 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.