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How does a biopsy help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

If cancerous tissue is found, the shape, size, and arrangement of the cells may help your doctor determine the type and stage of pancreatic cancer present.

There are several biopsy methods. Depending on the location of the mass and your personal health history, your doctor may use any of the following methods to provide the most accurate diagnosis.

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