Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 4 weeks ago

Can a doctor find cancer in a patient without doing any medical test?

5 Answers

  • Olive
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Possibly by feeling lumps or seeing cancer on the skin 

  • 4 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.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It is positively diagnosed through microscopic examination of tissue.

    Anything prior to that is just working towards exact diagnosis.

  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    4 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... 

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  • Anonymous
    4 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.

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