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Does AMAS test to diagnose cancer is a credible test?

Does AMAS test to diagnose cancer is a credible test?

AMAS: AMAS (Anti Malignan Antibody in Serum) is still being evaluated as a cancer marker. This test is not accepted by most cancer specialists because of a lack of evidence that it is reliable. Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What tests can diagnose ovarian cancer?

What tests can diagnose ovarian cancer?

CA-125, ultrasound: Routine screening is not recommended on people with average risk. Family history is a strong risk factor. In these patients ca-125 (it is a tumor marker checked in blood) also transvaginal ultrasound can help early diagnosis. Read more

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Are there non-invasive tests which can diagnose bladder cancer?

Are there non-invasive tests which can diagnose bladder cancer?

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

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Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

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

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Cancer: There are about 100 different types of cancer. About how many have screening tests that initially diagnose the existence?

Cancer: There are about 100 different types of cancer. About how many have screening tests that initially diagnose the existence?

An unfortunate few.: Very few types of cancer, perhaps only two or three really, have valid, proven means of screening, and even those are not perfect. One of the biggest limitations in our knowledge in medicine is the prediction of cancer. Read more

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Can a complete blood count test diagnose leukemia or other cancers?

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

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Can a PET-CT determine whether or not cancer is present in the body? Are there any other conditions these tests can diagnose?

Can a PET-CT determine whether or not cancer is present in the body? Are there any other conditions these tests can diagnose?

Not always: Scans pick up masses -- cancers that have reached a volume of billions of cells. Scans pick up a huge variety of non-malignant lesions, and many cancers, but other tests -- mammograms, routine blood work, pap smears, more -- are also part of routine cancer surveillance. Read more

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What's the most relevent test to diagnose non small cell lung cancer?

What's the most relevent test to diagnose non small cell lung cancer?

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

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Avodart keeps PSA low. So how would the PSA test help somebody diagnose prostate cancer if the med keeps the number low?

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.

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Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test? .

Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test? .

Yes: Pap smear may pick up endometrial cancer, but it will miss more than it will pick up. Pap is far more useful for detecting cancer of the uterine cervix. Read more

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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?

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

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Can a primary care doctor diagnose you with prostate cancer based on a psa test that shows elevated psa?

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

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What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?

What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?

Kidney cancer: The best test for kidney cancer remains ct scan or mri. I v p has a limited roll in urology at this point in time. At one time it was all we had, however it is seldom ordered now, particularly when trying to rule out renal tumor. Read more

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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.

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.

Most patients have: No side effects from the IV contrast given for ct scans.

The blood work performed afterwards may have been to make sure your kidney function was ok before you restarted a diabetes medicine with the drug metformin in it. Read more

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Which test is better for diagnosing pancreas insufficiency: stool panc elastase or serum lipase/amylase? Would either diagnose pancreatic cancer?

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

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What should I do to get cancer tests?

See your doctor: There are several tests designed to diagnose different cancers. Talk to your doctor for guided advice. Everybody does not to get tested for all the tests available. Read more