Diagnosing Cancer

An accurate cancer diagnosis provides the foundation for developing an effective treatment plan. Our cancer experts use many tools to gather crucial information to help detect, diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer does not always produce symptoms right away. Smilow Cancer Hospital's Greenwich Hospital Campus offers a variety of services to detect common cancers early, when they are easier to treat.

Breast Cancer

Self-breast examinations, clinical breast examinations by a physician and mammography are the primary methods used to screen for breast cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer

A colonoscopy is a painless, outpatient procedure during which a physician examines the colon with a long, flexible tube called a colonoscope. The physician looks for polyps, outgrowths of tissue, during the exam and may remove suspicious growths for further investigation by a pathologist. The Endoscopy Center of Greenwich Hospital at 500 W. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich offers colonoscopy and other services.

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Lung Cancer

For patients who are at high risk for lung cancer, low-dose computed tomography (CT) allows physicians to see areas of the chest that are typically obscured in a standard X-ray.

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Prostate Cancer

Digital rectal examinations and a simple blood test to detect the presence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) are used to screen for prostate cancer.

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Diagnostic Imaging

Cancer is often diagnosed with diagnostic imaging techniques.

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