Detailed information on the most common diagnostic procedures for cancer
A dilation and curettage procedure, also called a D and C, is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped with a spoon-shaped instrument to remove abnormal tissues.
An endometrial biopsy is a procedure performed to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus.
Grading and staging cancer helps determine the best treatment.
Hysteroscopy is the visual examination of the canal of the cervix and interior of the uterus using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope.
Ultrasound, or sound wave technology, is used to examine the organs and structures in the female pelvis.
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