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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a! c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

Several: The most common health screens for women in their 30's are pap smears, hpv testing, breast exams, BP checks and pelvic exams. Other tests are ordered for women at high risk. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

What are recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What are the recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

What are the recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Which cancer screenings should I get?

Which cancer screenings should I get?

It depends: Recommended screening tests depends on age and gender and other risk factors. I see that you are 49, and in this age group women should have pap smears every 3 years and if they haven't yet, should start mammograms every 2 yrs at age 50. Men and women should start colon cancer screening at age 50. If you have an iphone/ipod/ipad, an app that provides all the recs is prevention checklist 2013. ...Read more

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What does hcvab screening mean?

What does hcvab screening mean?

Hepatitis C: Checking to see if you have the antibody on board; it's often but not always a marker that you have an ongoing smoldering infection. ...Read more

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What does a stroke screening do?

What does a stroke screening do?

Checks blood vessels: Of the neck for narrowing caused by plaque. Ultrasound gives this information and helps determine treatment. ...Read more

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How can I find free aids screening?

How can I find free aids screening?

Check CDC website: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hiv/

enter your zip code on the right corner. ...Read more

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Why is a triple screening test done?

Why is a triple screening test done?

Fetal defects: Triple screen is a screening test for fetal disorders, such as neural tube defect, and down syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there a mental screening test type?

Is there a mental screening test type?

There are many: Many screening tools are available to assess mental health. Survey tests help identify dementia, bipolar disease, attention deficit disorders and others. Generally these are used when there is a worry about a particular problem, but there is good evidence that all adults should be screened for unrecognized depression. For more info on proven screening tests, check out the Prevention Checklist app. ...Read more

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What is done during a health screening?

What is done during a health screening?

Full Check Up: Screening/ preventive exam includes following
1 complete medical and family history including smoking, drug intake, alcohol and meds being taken
2 psychiatric history
3complete physical examination includind BP check
4 screening tests like blood test for chlesterol, thyroid, biabetes etc.
5history of immunisation and bring it uptodate like tdap. Flu, etc.
5counselling diet/pap smear/colonoscopy, mammo. ...Read more

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Which cancer screenings should you skip?

Which cancer screenings should you skip?

USPSTP guidelines: Http://www. Uspreventiveservicestaskforce. Org/adultrec. Htm#cancer it would be best to follow the recommendations of us preventive health task force and speak to your primary care doctor regarding any additional tests or screenings you may need based on health history and family history. ...Read more

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Do I need to have down's screening tests?

Screening can help: There is no requirement for a patient to have an invasive diagnostic test like amniocentesis to determine if a fetus has trisomy 21. However, most OB providers offer the screening test to pregnant women. Both should be accompanied by counseling so that couples can discuss them and the pregnant woman can decide what testing, if any, to undergo. ...Read more

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What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms).

Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump).

A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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When should I have a mammography screening?

When should I have a mammography screening?

Age 40: Most reputable medical institutions recommend beginning yearly screening at age 40 and continuing until no longer physically able. ...Read more

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Are down's syndrome screening tests accurate?

Are down's syndrome screening tests accurate?

Yes: Amniocentesis is 100% accurate. The blood test screening tests are 85-95% accurate. ...Read more

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Hi can I get health screening through your app?

Hi can I get health screening through your app?

Try CONCIERGE: HealthTap Concierge doctors can see and treat their patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. In the U.S. certain medications (not all) can be prescribed, and lab tests can be ordered. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can send images during a live Concierge consultation. Items that are not yet available (as of Jan. 2016) are the full physical exam, colonoscopy, x-rays, ... ...Read more

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How often should you get a colonstomy screening?

Depends: Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50 in patients not at identified risk. Colonoscopy every ten years (or sooner depending upon findings) or fecal occult blood testing annually are both acceptable methods of screening for cancer. Sigmoidoscopy is also a possible option, but I personally do not favor it. See http://www. Uspreventiveservicestaskforce. Org. ...Read more

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Which screening tests are don't for women and men?

Which screening tests are don't for women and men?

Many: There are many recommended tests including cholesterol blood tests, colon / breast / cervical cancer screening, tests for depression, obesity, osteoporosis, and abdominal aneurysm. There are other recommendations, too. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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Does suboxone show up in a routine drug screening?

Does suboxone show up in a routine drug screening?

Suboxone Prelim Scre: Hello. Yes it will show. Drug testing companies have "panels" which include suboxone. I include this on my screening cup. Some doctors may not. If one is taking it, and it doesn't show on the screen, it has to be due to the fact that the provider chose not to have suboxone as part of their cup panel. Metabolite for suboxone is different from other opiates so that it should not cause a false +. ...Read more

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Where can I find the most accurate screening tests?

Excellent question: All tests have some false positive and some false negative results, but you are right - some are better than others. The ones that are recommended by reliable sources are the best that we have. For a complete list of recommended screening tests by age, gender, and risk factor, look at the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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What should you call cancer not seen on screenings?

What should you call cancer not seen on screenings?

No special name: While many screenings do save lives (breast, cervical, colon), no screening test is perfect, and all can miss cases. Still, you are safer having recommended screenings rather than not having them. For a complete list of recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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When should men have their first screening colonoscopy?

When should men have their first screening colonoscopy?

50: You should have it around 50 y/o unless you have a family history of colon cancer then it should be earlier. ...Read more

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How long does a standard health screening results take?

How long does a standard health screening results take?

Local Problem: None of us here are connected to your clinic or even know what tests you had ordered or completed. This question is to be directed to the team caring for you in person. ...Read more

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What do they do if my screening mammogram shows a problem?

What do they do if my screening mammogram shows a problem?

More tests: You can expect more mammogram images, possibly a breast ultrasound. A breast mri, other studies, and biopsy may also be required. ...Read more

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Is a drug screening easier to pass than a regular drug test?

Is a drug screening easier to pass than a regular drug test?

No difference: I'm not sure if there is really any difference. I am not sure I understand your question. Screening tests have room for error and false positives. The gold standard in drug testing is gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. The best way to "pass" any drug test is to not have any of the drug in your system. ...Read more