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A 35-year-old member asked:

Which type of test is done to check for cancer any kind of cancer.?

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Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 45 years experience
NO one test exists: The purpose of screening for any disease, including cancer, is to find a condition at a time where a helpful intervention can be made .There also needs to be greater benefit than harm. There is growing evidence to show that some types of screening are costly-not just money-wise, but also due to false findings that get followed-up with harm caused by those follow-up procedures, sometimes invasive.
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Is there a test I can get done off my Doctor to check for cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Yes, See my response: I have answered your second question already. There are tests for cancer screening and early diagnosis of Cancer. Go see a doctor, preferably an Oncologist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Which type of test to check for a lot of cancers?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Cancer screening: There are many tests for early detection of cancer. But you need to go and see your primary care physian and seek his/her advice. There are guidelines to get checked for breast cancer(mammogram), colon cancer(colonoscopy) and in smokers for lung cancer. An annual physical examination is a good place to start and learn more about this issue.
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Last updated Dec 13, 2014

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