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Diagnosed Cancer What Is A Pep Test
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
Vulvar cancer: A biopsy o the lesion is needed. ...Read more
Yes: Urinalysis can demonstrate blood & raise suspicion. Urine cytology can identify bladder cancer cells if present, also atypical cells which can be supect. Bta test is not reliable. Bladder ultrasound of full bladder can demonstrate some tumors. Cancer can be seen by cystoscopy with flexible scope or pediatric scope in females + Lidocaine jelly is fairly non-invasive. Then? Biopsy is invasive. ...Read more
Some can help..: The diagnosis of testicular cancer requires a tissue biopsy to determine that cancer is present and the specific type. There are some tumor markers for testicular cancer that can be detected in the blood to help determine response to chemotherapy and disease activity. These are not present in all patients with testicular cancer and are not used for the actual diagnosis of the cancer. ...Read more
Cancer: There are about 100 different types of cancer. About how many have screening tests that initially diagnose the existence?
Usually leukemia: A CBC with differential can detect features worrisome for a leukemia (high or low white count, anemia, or thrombocytopenia). The automated machine can detect abnormal cells which flags for a technologist and/or pathologist to manually identify and count under the microscope. Then a flow cytometry test may be done to determine the lineage of the cells for the actual type of leukemia. ...Read more
Can a PET-CT determine whether or not cancer is present in the body? Are there any other conditions these tests can diagnose?
Bipsy and imaging: The key to diadnosis is the biopsy. This can help determine the subtype which will help guide the course of treatment. Beyond that, the imaging with ct, ct/pet, and MRI will help determine the stage of the cancer. The combination of the stage and the subtype of the cancer will help with treatment decisions as well as prognosis. ...Read more
Cancer: Is the Test ID: CA19 useful as an adjunct test to diagnose and monitor pancreatic cancer?
Avodart keeps PSA low. So how would the PSA test help somebody diagnose prostate cancer if the med keeps the number low?
No affect survival:
Scroll down to medications part. Have to adjust PSA concentration 'manually' depending on how long you've been on 5a-reductatse inhibitor.
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/718972_4 ...Read more
How to diagnose bladder cancer? I have blood in my urine. Can a urine test show if I have bladder cancer? Do other signs of bladder cancer show up in urine, like maybe cancer cells?
I have all symptoms of gall/b cancer. Jaundice, vometing, full of gallstones. G/stones being removed in 3 weeks. Is there any test to diagnose gall/b Cancer before surgery?
Low probability: You have a very low chance of cancer. The stones explain the symptoms. The symptoms are more of an obstructed biliary tree. Stones have clogged up your bile duct. Was any imaging done? I am presuming you may have had a ultrasound or ct scan. Hopefully they can help you sooner than 3 weeks. The imaging should pick up any mass in the gall bladder. Your risk is low. Best of luck ...Read more
Can a primary care doctor diagnose you with prostate cancer based on a psa test that shows elevated psa?
Prostate cancer: You can never diagnosed prostate cancer based on a psa test they just aren't that accurate. Diagnosing prostate cancer requires doing a biopsy. Most primary care physicians are good at finding suspicious lesions but they usually refer to urologist for biopsy. Psa tests are not that accurate. ...Read more
What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?
When you get injected with dye to get X-ray (mri, cat...) are you suppose to feel sick afterwards. Doctor had me take some test to check my blood, I was diagnose with cancer but I'm in remission.
Which test is better for diagnosing pancreas insufficiency: stool panc elastase or serum lipase/amylase? Would either diagnose pancreatic cancer?
Both together: Neither of the tests alone tells much. A combination of tests and exams will lead to diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is not able to be ruled out by any test or imaging study. It can only be absolutely proven by some form of biopsy. A ct guided needle or egd with brushing a may be the only way to find it. ...Read more
Are cancer survival rates truly improving, or is it mostly due to earlier diagnoses making it look that way?
Both: Some cancers can be treated effectively and even cured, e.g., hodgkin disease, some tumors and leukemias in children. For others, e.g., prostate cancer it may be that it looks that way due to earlier diagnosis. Early diagnosis in cervical cancer, especially pre-canceous lesions has improved survival. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Quick tissue check.: When tissue is removed at surgery, the pathologist might need to look at it under the microscope if cancer is suspected. Since the tissue needs to be sliced thinly to look at it, the quick way is to freeze the tissue, then slice the fronzen specimen. Hence frozen section. Most of the tissue is imbedded in parafin, and processed later, the permanent section. The permanents are more accurate. ...Read more
Many/Varied tests: There are many diagnostic tests which we can use depending on your symptoms. There are blood tests, tumor markers, imaging studies to localise the Cancer to a specific organ and a biopsy to determine what kind of cancer there is. For healthy people we use Screening tests fro early detection (asymptomatic people). These tests are also organ specific (like mammography for Breast cancer, Colonoscopy fo ...Read more