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Received a positive screening from Harmony for Downs Syndrome. Freaking out. What is chance of false positive? 14wks 5days and AMA of 41. No history

Answer is online: I searched google for: "harmony down's syndrome screening false positive rate" and the first result is the frequently asked questions list at the company who make the harmony test: http://www.ariosadx.com/expecting-parents/faqs/ You can read more about the test's accuracy at that page. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What are procedures used for colorectal cancer screening?

What are procedures used for colorectal cancer screening?

Several possible: You can check your stool for hidden blood, get colonoscopies (checks whole colon), or get a combination of flexible sigmoidoscopies (checks part of colon) and stool checks. Screening should be done between age 50 and 74 unless there is another reason to start earlier or go later. All of these methods work! a good proven prevention guide by age is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What foods can one eat before a colorectal cancer screening?

What foods can one eat before a colorectal cancer screening?

Generally none: Generally it is recommended you not eat solid food the day prior to your colonoscopy. It may be helpful to avoid salads and corn for 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What screening tests are used for colorectal cancer?

What screening tests are used for colorectal cancer?

Polyp detection and: Removal. Almost all colon cancers arise in polyps and colonoscopy is the best method for detection of polyps as well as colon cancers. Other methods are testing for occult blood in stool, barium enema and 3d ct scans. ...Read more

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What are available screening tests for colorectal cancer?

What are available screening tests for colorectal cancer?

'scopes, X-rays, etc: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct colonography (virtual colonoscopy), and fecal occult blood testing. The pro's and con's of each are described here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening. ...Read more

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What health screening methods can reduce colorectal cancer?

What health screening methods can reduce colorectal cancer?

Polyp detection and: Removal. Almost all colon cancers arise in polyps and colonoscopy is the best method for detection of polyps as well as colon cancers. Other methods are testing for occult blood in stool, barium enema and 3d ct scans. ...Read more

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What should I do if a colorectal cancer screening test shows an abnormality?

What should I do if a colorectal cancer screening test shows an abnormality?

Follow-up: It is impossible to make a specific recommendation without knowing what test was performed and it's specific finding. Nevertheless, I am 100% certain that the physician that ordered/performed the screening test has a follow-up plan designed for you. In general, if an abnormality is found by x-ray or occult blood testing, a formal colonoscopy is recommended. ...Read more

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How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

Colonoscopy: Average risk people should have colonoscopies every 10 years starting at 50 until 70-75. This may be tempered by medical resources or a persons medical history. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a colorectal cancer screening every year i ..had one 4 years ago negative dr office said i don't need another one?

Is it  normal to get  a    colorectal  cancer screening   every year i ..had one 4 years ago  negative dr office said  i don't need another one?

Depends: YES if you are in high risk group like familial polyposis , genetic disposition etc. Some physicians routinely will do in an annual check relatively inexpensive test 'stool for occult blood' . Normal population with out any colonic polyps and no symptoms will need colonoscopy every 5 yrs. ...Read more

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My grandfather died of colorectal cancer at age 72, I´ve read the average age of screening is at 50, but should I get screened earlier? (22 yrs old)

My grandfather died of colorectal cancer at age 72, I´ve read the average age of screening is at 50, but should I get screened earlier? (22 yrs old)

Yes ACS Guidelines: The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines place you in the increased risk category for colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps if you have any first-degree relative aged 60 or older with either condition. They recommend a colonoscopy starting at age 40. ...Read more

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Are colorectal screening tests done by general practitioner or should they be done by gastroenterologists or other experts?

Experts: Colonoscopy is performed both by colon and rectal surgeons and gastroenterologists who are both experts in the field. If cancer is found, surgery is performed by the colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Mom is 52. Smokes 2-3 cigs a day. Does she need to get screening colonoscopy even without symptoms? What are chances of colorectal cancer?

Mom is 52. Smokes 2-3 cigs a day. Does she need to get screening colonoscopy even without symptoms? What are chances of colorectal cancer?

Needs colonoscopy : Studies have shown that all normal-risk individuals should have a screening colonoscopy starting at age 50 and repeated at least every 10 years if no polyps are found. All polyps should be removed. If there is a positive family history for colon cancer, screening should start at an earlier age. There is about a 5% lifetime risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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What methods are used to screen a person for colorectal cancer?

History: Get personal and family history of colon cancer. Ask if history of colitis, familial polyposis, ibs, lunch syndrome, rectal bleeding, obesity, age over 44yo, rectal mass., un explained anemia needs to be evaluated. Colonoscopy is by far the best way to screen for colon cancer. ...Read more

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How do gyn doctors screen for colorectal cancer?

How do gyn doctors screen for colorectal cancer?

Exam: Gyn docs screen for colo-rectal cancer the same as any other doc. Rectal exam checking for lesions, screening for blood in the GI tract, and referring high-risk patients for colonoscopy when indicated. We also follow the same guidelines for referring patients for routine screening based on risk factors or age. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Gyn used 1 urine dipstick to screen 4 both breast/colorectal ca package just said breast/colorectal ca screen what was it checking for specifically?

Urine Tests for CA: Without knowing what test was utilized, it is not possible to answer this question fully. Some experimental tests look for adam 12 in breast cancer. There are many bio markers that have been touted as early indicators of cancer, but these are usiually measured in the blood, so i can't tell what was in the specific package you had administered without more clarification. ...Read more

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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin(large intestine ) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more