Author | Megan McDowell

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Tumor Marker Testing Fact Sheet

August 03, 2011

Tumor marker tests include a variety of tests for cancer that can be performed on cells of a tissue sample from a newly biopsied or stored tumor. Tumor marker testing provides the patient and oncologist with vital information about the tumor at the cellular level, expanding traditional pathology reports that are based on tumor size, appearance and staging of the disease.