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Ca 125 Blood Test Male Cancer
Usually an adept: Hand examining the scrotum is the beginning, but you are likely referring to Alpha -feto-protein (embryonal and yolk sac tumors) and HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) choriocarcinoma, germinoma, and teratoma. Seminoma may not produce either, and never afp. These occur in all ages, but especially young men teens and twenties. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I am a breast cancer survival - do I need to do the tumour markers blood test -ca153, ca19.9, ca12.5, cea, afp?
Generally no: Standards of care in the us do not recommend routine tumor marker testing in cancer survivors (we usually do ca 27.29 for breast cancer). Markers are mostly useful to assess response to therapy in patients with advanced cancer. That said, many oncologists (myself included) will sometimes order routine markers in cancer survivors depending on the circumstances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I m say my doctor i wana test. Blood cancer ...... He recommends hematology profile test. Is gud to see all. Blood cancer?
1 Morning stool test done.2-3 pus cells.SGOT 62,No blood.Blood test-mild eosinophilia.I have lipomas in my body.sonography normal.Colon cancer,lipoma?
63 year old Male all blood tests normal except Ca19-9=2314. CT scan=enlarged panc. US=no stones. Can it be Pancreatic cancer?
Very suspicious: Hi. Why did your doc measure a CA 19-9? Yes, the result looks very elevated and suspicious for pancreatic CA. However, I can't imagine a radiologist reading an abdominal CT as "enlarged" pancreas. No mass? I don't want to guess with something so potentially serious. Talk with the doc ordering the studies and get a sense for where you're headed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does testing positive on the early cdt lung cancer mage 4 suggests I have cancer? Ct was clear. All blood work ok
Proof no...: The data of this test/technology is still preliminary. With the current data we have, the word "suggest" would be accurate. Antibody biochemical assays may identify the presence of tumor/cancer years before they are large enough to find by radiology; therefore before we can actually treat. If used, results should be integrated into overall risk assessment, screening, surveillance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of invasive breast cancer since 2006. Oncologist ran a CTC test, came back positive with level of 1 CTC. Does this mean I have metastasis now?
Ask your ordering dr: Glad you have well survived from invasive breast cancer. Your current CTC 0f 1 suggests your further survival is very favorable; that's good clinically. For more, review article in https://www.cellsearchctc.com/clinical-applications/interpretation-of-results. Of course, it would be most logical to ask the ordering oncologist since s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online ...Read more
My prostate biopsy came back positive for cancer. Urologist has ordered a blood test, bone scan, & CT Scan. What is he looking for in the B/test?
Should i be concerned about a positive mage a 4 test? Mage= melenoma antigen gene? I had early cdt lung cancer blood test. Ct of lungs clear
MAGE A4 Tesring : The mage a4 antigen, even though it was named the melanoma associated antigen, is a non-specific antigen that has been linked to a wide variety of tumors. It's efficacy is still being debated as a stand alone predictor. Your physician should investigate and rule out the most likely malignancies for your age and family history, including early breast and oral cancer, as well as others less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: To answer your question simply, yes that is in normal range for cea. However, a normal cea does not mean a person does or does not have a cancer. It does become useful to trend and monitor for recurrence in patients with colon cancer, especially if they previously had an elevated level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numbers can mislead.: Prostate cancer screening is done with a blood test of psa, & traditionally a cutoff number was used to assign 'normal' & 'abnormal' values. But we know from many trials that psa numbers are not perfect, as cancer can be found in men with low psa & no cancer in men with high psa. So the risk of cancer must be determined using many factors, & patients should work closely with their physicians. ...Read more
My smear tesr found small abnormalities cells. & my doctor recommend that i hve another smear test in 6months. Is this cancer ? I am terrified here.
Was it Pap smear?: This is not worth worrying too much about. This is simply a screening test for hpv infections which tend to cause abnormal cells in the smear cytology. But nearly 90+ % of these resolve with time. So you should ask your doctor to explain to you what kind of changes were noted and what it means! i can assure you it is not cancer at the moment. ...Read more
Urinalysis shows small occult blood, no red blood cells, protein 30mg, few ca oxaltate crystals, do I need to have ultrasound and/or see urologist?
Symptoms: Are you having symptoms, especially pain. If so kidney stone likely and urologist may help ...Read more
How is prostte cancer detected? Reglar blood test work? Or it only shows when PSA test is done? been doing blod work in past showed nothin untl PSA
By PSA: Prostate Ca spans a period of ages where younger asymptomatic patient has a PSA suggesting malignancy. It is about 50% accurate and requires physical and bx if lesion detected. In older patient symptoms of urinary obstruction from enlarged prostate leads to exam and bx of detected nodular growth. Bx required to confirm dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ca-125 (cancer antigen 125 or carbohydrate antigen 125) is a biomarker/tumor marker for ovarian cancer (etc); however, it is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test. Also, a uk study showed that treating based on ca125 level did not improve outcomes. "125" comes from the 125th attempt to develop a marker. It was introduced by bast ...Read more
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