Liquid Biopsy Catches Cancer Cells Before They Become Tumors
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When a patient comes in for a routine exam, their doctor can detect signs of cancer, but just to make sure he might send his patient to get a CT scan or an ultrasound depending on where the cancer is located. Once they see something, they might schedule the patient in for a biopsy.
This is a very painful procedure because they extract a piece of tissue from your body and analyze it, by doing so they determine how advanced your cancer is. Fortunately for lung, colon, and blood cancers, now there’s another option, a cancer blood test, or liquid biopsy.