Laryngeal Cancer testsLaryngeal Cancer
Tests could include:
- History and Physical Exam
- Cytology Laboratory Test
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
- Barium Swallow
- CT of Soft Tissue of Neck
- MRI of Neck
- Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
- Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy with biopsy (procedure)
- Fine Needle Biopsy
- Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Endoscopy
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Needle Biopsy
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
- Chest X-Ray
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