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Any reliable blood test for ovarian cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Any reliable blood test for ovarian cancer?

NO: There is no good / reliable blood test for ovarian cancer as a screening test. However, if you have ovarian cancer , a cancer marker- ca-125, in majority times is elevated in ovarian cancer and this can be used to monitor response to treatment. ...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 is confirmatory test for prostate cancer?

What is confirmatory test for prostate cancer?

A single PSA test is: Rarely an indication for a biopsy, but the pattern of psa and rate of rise calls for biopsy to confirm. Many slight rises lead to bx, with some risks of sepsis, and trivial small foci of low risk cancer that are best observed rather than treated. While the biopsy is the correct answer, the real answer is do you really need to know now, and that is individaully very differnt. ...Read more

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What antibody screen for early pregnancy?

What antibody screen for early pregnancy?

EARLY PREGNANCY: We check for blood type and rh incompatibility. Please ask your OB for further testing. ...Read more

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What the test for ovarian cancer? Ultrasound or blood test

What the test for ovarian cancer? Ultrasound or blood test

Several tests done.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more

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Any good easy blood test to screen for ovarian cancer yet?

No: Some may offer a ca-125 blood test as a screening for ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, while ca-125 is found in 80-90% of ovarian cancer patients, it is not very specific (meaning it is elevated in a number of conditions) and is not found in early cancers. It is better used as a method of following cancer treatment and progression, once it is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Will a standard blood test screen for pregnancy?

Will a standard blood test screen for pregnancy?

No: Standard blood studies do not address that question. A quick urine test for HCG is the easiest way. ...Read more

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Blood tests positive but biopsy and urease test negative for h.pylori. Is this normal?

Blood tests positive but biopsy and urease test negative for h.pylori. Is this normal?

The blood test for: H. Pylori checks for antibodies against the bacterium. Antibodies are proteins that help your body fight off infection and they may be detectable indefinitely, even for a lifetime. Biopsy & urease tests check for presence of an active infection. (+) H. Pylori blood test with negative biopsy & urease suggests you had the infection in the past but that it's not currently active. ...Read more

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Hcg 50 positive blood test two negative urine please help.

Hcg 50 positive blood test two negative urine please help.

Recheck blood: You need to have the blood levels checked again. You expect the level to about double in 2 days with a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Home pregnancy test was positive but blood hCG came back negative. Ob perform a blood test again. Hcg 750 progesterone 21. Why first hCG was negative?

Home pregnancy test was positive but blood hCG came back negative. Ob perform a blood test again. Hcg 750 progesterone 21. Why first hCG was negative?

Lab error: Presuming the first blood pregnancy test was close to the second, one of them had to be a lab error, probably the first one that was negative. If there is any question about the health of the pregnancy, your doctor can follow the bhcg level to see if it is rising appropriately and obtain an ultrasound when the level is high enough.For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Does quantitative beta hCG use serum to detect hCG in blood?

Yes: Serum is the part of blood. It is the liquid part left when blood clots and is centrifuged . Many 'blood' tests, including beta HCG are done on serum. ...Read more

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How accurate is ca125 test for ovarian cancer?

How accurate is ca125 test for ovarian cancer?

99% when cancer: Ca-125 is 99% accurate if an ovarian cyst or tumor happens to be cancer. The problem with this blood test is that it is very inaccurate when there is no cancer (called a false positive), sometimes up to 45%. This is why ob/gyns do not use this test as a screening test, or at patient request. ...Read more

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18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test. Further testing necessary? My physician said no

18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test. Further testing necessary? My physician said no

Agree with doc: If the HCV RNA test is negative, you do not have active infection. The positive antibody test may be false positive or an indication of past infection that you overcame. ...Read more

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Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Yes,: the ovaries are well visualized in early pregnancy, and any abnormalities would be documented. Later in pregnancy, the ovaries are more difficult to visualize and evaluate . ...Read more

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Is there a blood test for pituitary cancer?

Is there a blood test for pituitary cancer?

Not by itself: A pituitary tumor may be suggested by blood test results that show increased amount of certain hormones in the blood. However, some pituitary tumors do not produce hormones. An MRI of the brain is necessary to diagnose a pituitary tumor. Blood tests will help determine if the tumor is producing hormones. ...Read more

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Is there a DNA test to check for colon cancer?

Is there a DNA test to check for colon cancer?

Yes, BUT.: There are commercial tests available. They are not more effective than other methods of screening ( fecal occult blood and colonoscopy) and are not as cost effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more