North Houston Cancer Clinics

Diagnostic procedures

Diagnosing cancer is an essential step for the better and more effectivetreatment of cancer. If any patient has symptoms or feels some growth or lumps in any part of the body, they must go to their doctor for a checkup.

These symptoms are the warning signs

Diagnosing cancer is an essential step for the better and more effective treatment of cancer. If any patient has symptoms or feels some growth or lumps in any part of the body, they must go to their doctor for a checkup. These symptoms are the warning signs that will help your doctor to detect your cancer. The doctor can suggest you perform some diagnostic procedures to detect and confirm cancer.

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Common Tests For Diagnosing Cancer

The following are some common diagnostic tests performed at our clinic to confirm the presence of cancer and tumor cells in the body of the patient. These tests will help the doctors to start the treatment procedures without any delay. Tests depend upon the type of symptoms that a patient shows.

Some common lab tests are performed by doctors for diagnosing cancers in patients. It includes: 

Blood Tests

  • Blood tests show the amount of substances present in our blood. 
  • It may include proteins, hormones, sugars, fats, and other enzymes. Evaluation of the amount of these substances will help in detecting the type and stage of cancer. It gives important and detailed knowledge about the blood and its constituents.
  •  It shows how high and low levels of any substance cause your body to be in a diseased condition.



Biopsy is a common diagnosing procedure performed by specialized doctors to detect cancer. Sometimes biopsy can also be used to remove cancer from the body if it is in small tumor form. In this method, your oncologist will remove a small sample of tissue that is cancerous from your body and put it in the laboratory under the microscope. Some pathologists will perform other lab tests on this sample to check other details. Results of biopsy help in the early detection of cancer as it shows the pathology report of your tissue and cells. Biopsy can be performed by two methods. First is by inserting a thin needle to remove a part of tissue or fluid from the body. Sometimes biopsy can be done with endoscopy in which a tube with a camera is inserted from the mouth or anus to get a good image.

Details About This Procedure

Bone marrow biopsy is another type of diagnosing procedure used for the detection of cancer cells by collecting samples from the bone marrow of the patient. bone marrow is a sponge-like tissue present in the bones of our body. There are two commonly performed methods for bone marrow biopsy.
In this method, doctors will take a sample from the fluid part of your bone marrow through a small and thin needle. After withdrawing the fluid, a doctor will put the sample under observation for further testing. Sometimes bone marrow aspiration can be performed solely and sometimes in combination with bone marrow biopsy.
Bone marrow biopsy is a process in which a sample is withdrawn from the solid part of the bone marrow It will be done with the help of a needle. These biopsies will help the doctor in the detection of cancers and their origin and spread.
Bronchoscopy is an important procedure used to diagnose cancer in the respiratory tract which includes the trachea, bronchioles, and lungs. At North Houston Cancer Clinics, early detection is our priority as well as custom care which enhances the chances of survival. Depend on our skillful team to walk you through your recovery journey and go back to normalcy.

Diagnosing Cancer At North Houston Cancer Clinics

Detecting cancer is not just about seeing abnormal cells; it is the start of knowledge provision, the light at the end of the tunnel a patient needs, therefore. Arguably this is that time in life when understanding from muddle evolves, and everything becomes clear.

Diagnosing cancer involves a complex blend of disciplines, leading-edge technologies, and compassionate approaches to care. This starts by listening carefully to what patients are saying and watching for symptoms with healthcare professionals being astute observers. Subsequently, several tests are run; each one designed in such a way that it fits into part of a big picture of cancer.

MRI’s CT scans or PET scans provide information about how the body functions internally hence revealing any suspicious growths including their sizes and positions within an individual’s anatomy while guiding treatment options right away.But often it is biopsy – taking tissue samples for microscopic examinations – that gives the final answer. It uses skilled hands as well as modern

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancer diagnosis often involves a combination of ways like imaging techniques (for example, MRI, and CT scans), biopsies, and laboratory tests. Such procedures assist in revealing the presence, position, and extent of cancer in the body.
Common symptoms such as unexplained loss of weight, uncharacteristic lumps, changes in bowel or bladder habits, long drawn-out fatigue periods, or inexplicable pain may trigger cancer screening.
Yes; there are various diagnostic procedures for suspected types and locations of cancers. These include blood tests, endoscopies, imaging tests e.g. X-rays and ultrasounds as well as biopsies like needle biopsy or surgical biopsy.
Accuracy rates vary according to factors like type and stage of cancer; skill level of healthcare providers; quality equipment/facilities etc., but improved accuracy rates have been made possible through advancements in medical technology.
Following diagnosis, the medical team discusses treatment options based on the type/stage/location of the disease including surgery, and chemotherapy radiotherapy. This may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs.