Anal cancer diagnostic evaluations
A thorough and accurate cancer diagnosis is the first step in developing an anal cancer treatment plan. Your integrated team of anal cancer experts will use advanced diagnostic tests and tools to evaluate the disease, and plan your individualized treatment. Throughout your treatment, we'll use imaging tests to track the size of the tumors, monitor your response to treatment, and modify your plan when needed.
Physical exam and health history
Within the first two days of your arrival at our hospital, we will perform a complete array of diagnostic tests, and thoroughly review your medical history and symptoms. Your doctor will also likely conduct a physical exam for general signs of health. Your doctor may also conduct a neurological examination, which includes a series of questions and tests for vision, hearing, motor skills, memory, cognition and other neurological functions.
Reduced wait times for appointments and test results
We understand that waiting for test results can create a great deal of stress. To ease anxiety and help you begin your anal cancer treatment sooner, we provide reduced wait times for appointments and test results. Our turnaround time goal—from the time of the scan to providing results so treatment planning can occur—is four hours.
We also want you to be as comfortable as possible during your imaging tests. Our team uses padding and comfort equipment, as well as a variety of positioning devices, to help you feel more relaxed during scans and procedures.
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