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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Procedimiento de diagnóstico

Diagnostic procedure (DY-ug-NAH-stik proh-SEE-jer)
A specific test or series of steps done to help diagnose a disease or condition. Mammograms and colonscopies are examples of diagnostic procedures.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.