In-depth

Tests and diagnosis

Chest X-rays

Even with today's high-tech medical devices, the basic chest X-ray remains an important tool in diagnosing various conditions. Here's a look at how it works.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can detect changes within certain tissues or organs early, often before disease progresses.

Sentinel node biopsy

Sentinel node biopsy is a procedure used to determine if cancer has spread to your lymph nodes.

Skin biopsy

Find out what you can expect during a skin biopsy.

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Find out what to expect as you prepare for chemotherapy treatment.

Mohs surgery

Mohs surgery is a special procedure for removing certain forms of skin cancer.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a common means of treating many types of cancer. Find out what to expect during your radiation therapy treatment.

Dec. 11, 2012