Can a doctor find cancer in a patient without doing any medical test?
- OliveLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Possibly by feeling lumps or seeing cancer on the skin
- Gordon BLv 64 weeks ago
Depends on what you mean by medical test, I'd be inclined to say no. Questions or physical/visual exam may give an indication but would require tests to confirm.
- TarkarriLv 74 weeks ago
It is positively diagnosed through microscopic examination of tissue.
Anything prior to that is just working towards exact diagnosis.
- GoergeLv 74 weeks ago
He can strongly suspect it, enough so that the doctor would order a biopsy so that they could be 100% if it is cancer and what kind of cancer it is. I think you've heard about the person who called in to a TV station because they suspected someone had cancer on their neck.Let me Google... https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190409/how-tv...
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Apparently some animals, such as dogs, can detect cancers in people . . . . but even if doctors could as well, ordering tests and referring patients to each-other are long-embedded traditions in the medical profe$$ions.