Diagnosis is the first step in treating cancer. A precise diagnosis will confirm the presence of cancer, its exact location and if it has spread. The right diagnosis is key to all future decisions.
At Vanderbilt-Ingram, we use advanced diagnostic technology that can target the suspicious area precisely, so we get a more exact diagnosis with fewer tests. Specialists involved in diagnosis, called pathologists, are key members of our team. We are committed to getting answers quickly.
Some tests used to diagnose cancer include:
- Diagnostic breast imaging
- Digital and 3D mammography
- FDG-PET Scan
- Fluoroscopic imaging
- PSA test
- Somatostatin receptor imaging (G68 Dotatate PET/CT)
A second opinion can be valuable for anyone at any point in a cancer journey. It may make things clearer. And it may allow you to make more informed and confident decisions. Learn more: