Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
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Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
Referrals to patient-related programs or resources
Donations, website, or event-related assistance
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
How Biopsy and Cytology Samples Are Tested for Cancer
After a biopsy or cytology sample is taken, it must be prepared in a lab and then tested by a pathologist. Some procedures and methods are standard for almost all samples, while some types of samples (such as lymph nodes and bone marrow) require additional special procedures.