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Pic Test For Cancer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After ultrasound test for pancreatic cancer where would they send you if cancer showed up on the screening?
Nipple fluid test: The halo test looks at nipple aspirates for any suspicious cells. However, there is no helpful data to suggest that it is either sensitive or specific for breast cancer. We generally don't use it in our armentarium for diagnosing breast cancer. It's one of those tests that can be done, but the question is, "should it be done?". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Maybe not: There is no standard "complete patient profile blood test" in the U.S., so what is tested for depends on what a doctor is looking for. A blood chemistry test such as a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel looks at 14-17 items, but isn't looking for cancer. It will, however, detect some side effects of having a widespread cancer problem. Cancers come in all sizes and many types, but need specific testing. ...Read more
If I have a negative CEA and positive crc biopsy, am i better off requesting my doctor to order a fdp test for surveillance of cancer recurrence?
Discussion: Fdp is a new heavily-promoted marker that is positive in many patients with persistent bladder cancer & some colon cancers. The name "onko-sure" is at best misleading and at worst cruel, because just as with a cea, disseminated disease can still test normal. More important is whether your tumor was resected and if so, what your odds are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ca125: Good question. The test is helpful in relation to a woman who has a adnexal mass noted on exam and ultrasound. The test has not been helpful for general screenig. ...Read more
No tests, but...: If you see a urologist, a testicular exam is usually part of the routine physical examination. But testicular cancer is a rare disease, and there are no widespread screening programs for it, making self-examinations important. If you feel a lump inside the scrotum, please see your primary care physician or urologist without delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurately will a fecal test find early stage colon cancer? The one that looks for cancer blood markers. Please help!! Approximate percentage.
Pretty low: Conventional assessment of colorectal cancer (CRC) risk largely involves detection of non-dysplastic adenomatous polyps. Standardized sensitivity was 48.2%, for CRC stages I-IV, values were 35.0%, 63.0%, 46.0% and 77.4%, respectively. Specificity was 91.5%. Sensitivity for advanced adenomas was low (11.2%). Ref: Mol Diagn Ther. 2014 Apr;18(2):127 & Gut. 2014 Feb;63(2):317 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fobt says status-final result,colon cancer. All 3 positive(A). Can fobt detect cancer? Also says neoplasm. Expedited colonoscopy in a few days...
Yes: There are new recommendations from the us preventive services task force (uspstf) on ct screening to detect lung cancer."up to 20, 000 deaths a year from lung cancer might be prevented by annual screenings of generally healthy people who have smoked a pack a day for 30 or more years (or the equivalent such as 2 packs a day for 15 yrs) who are ages 55 to 79 and have smoked within the past 15 years.". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers