Cancer detection or diagnosis at Ocean Road Cancer Institute is done through standardized pathological, laboratory and radiological process which establishes with certainty that a client has indeed been affected by cancer
The first critical step taken at ORCI in the management of cancer is to establish the diagnosis based on pathological examination. Obtaining a tumor sample is achieved through performing a biopsy or fine needle aspiration (FNA), other radiological imaging procedure may be required as an intervention to positively correlate with the pathological findings.
Pathology and laboratory medicine services performed at ORCI are essential to accurately analyse and interpret patient samples, thereby providing a professional guidance to the specialist who requested the diagnosis, and who will supervise the treatment and management of the patient. We deem the detection process very critical in order to determine the patient stage, which is, the degree of tumor spread from the primary site. Staging is also very helpful in determining treatment choices.