Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Biopsy

The removal of a small piece of living tissue from an organ or part of the body for microscopic examination.  Biopsy is an important means of diagnosing cancer from examination of a fragment of tumour.