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Explain the different methods of detecting cancer.

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Cancer can be detected by

  • Biopsy and histopathological studies of the tissue
  • Using antibodies against cancer-specific antigens
  • Blood and bone marrow test to check the count of WBC and RBC
  • Use of C T scans (Computerised tomography) MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and X-rays to detect the cancer of internal parts.
  • Applying principles of molecular biology to detect the genes in individuals with inherited susceptibility to cancer.

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