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What is the cancer marker lab test CEA something?

What is the cancer marker lab test CEA something?

Colon cancer marker: The cea (carcinoembryonic antigen) test is a colon cancer tumor marker. As with most tumor markers, it is not used as a screening test for colon cancer (in other words, it is not used to find the cancer because of a relatively high false positive rate) but it is used to monitor the cancer once it has been diagnosed. This is particularly useful for treated colon cancer to see if the tumor reoccurs. ...Read more

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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 cancer?

What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal growth: Body has capacity to control its growth, maintain cells normal structure & function , have a purpose, will co ordinate with other cells of body, stays with in the confinements like a well trained army, cancer cell does exactly opposite, abnormal cell no control invade and spread to other tissue and cancer cell has no purpose in the body. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Cancer: Cancer refers to a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, leading to damage of normal tissues. For information, see the website of the American Cancer Society at www.acs.org ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Mutated cells: A tumor is a clone of cells bearing genetic mutations that cause inappropriate growth, and that has acquired the ability to induce its own new blood vessels as a new organ would. A cancer is a tumor in which the genome has become destabilized, so it acquires new mutations and eventually gains the ability to invade locally and usually to spread. All cancers will kill if not treated properly. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal cells: quoted from Medicine Net. com:. "Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and in some places metastasize (spread). Cancer is not one disease. It is a group of more than 100 different distinctive diseases." You can go online and research more about the different types. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

It is a Disease of C: Cancer arises from our body cells when they grow out of control. it is caused be gene abnormalities and manifests as an abnormal lump/Growth in some or any part of your body. If it is not removed, it spreads in the body and can be fatal if not treated promptly. Early diagnosis make a big diffence in outcome ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

A mutation that grew: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruits, and limit intake of red meat or burned/charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, because it increases lung, oral, and throat cancers; plus cervical cancers in women. Wear sunscreen outside to prevent skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

A mutation that grew: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruits, and limit intake of red meat or burned or charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, because it increases lung, oral, and throat cancers; plus cervical cancers in women. Wear sunscreen outside to prevent skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is pancreatic cancer?

What is pancreatic cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of cells that has escaped normal mechanisms of control that exists in the body to control cell growth and repair damage that may have occurred in the dna of a cell. If this happens to be in the pancrease, (pancrelipase) we call it pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What is the cancer hodghkin?

Lymphoma: It's cancer that is considered a lymphoma or of the lymph nodes/glands. Decades ago many died of this but soon doctors found out how cureable it was with radiation and chemotherapy. Even in advanced stages a cure can be achieved. Unforunately there still are some people still die of this despite treatment. ...Read more

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What is prostate cancer?

What is prostate cancer?

The new growth of ..: Cancer is a new growth of any tissues in any organs of the body, but can in time spread to other parts of the body from its originating site, and eventually can kill the patients; so is the cancer of the prostate. However, cancer doesn't equate to death because every kind of cancer has its uniqueness of growth. More? To www.Webmd.Com or www.Formefirst.Com. ...Read more

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What is the reason that pancreatic cancer is incurable?

What is the reason that pancreatic cancer is  incurable?

It is not incurable: Sometimes it is curable. It depends on what type of cancer it is (some have a better cure rate than others) also it depends on the location of the cancer and how it was diagnosed. Pancreas cancer is notorious for being discovered late because of a lack of symptoms. If it has invaded blood vessels, other organs or distant lymphnodes the chance of cure is very poor. Also most patients would... ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

Cancer of the colon: Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancers: Cancers are abnormal, rapidly growing cells that do not know when to stop growing. These abnormal cells can damage local tissues, can attach to nearby organs or structures, can spread to lymph nodes, or can spread to other organs through the blood stream. Their growth damages what they are attached to, and often cancers encourage new blood flow to themselves. Cancer can grow in the colon. ...Read more

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What is a lymphocyte cd20? Is it a type of cancer marker?

What is a lymphocyte cd20?  Is it a type of cancer marker?

Yes: Most of your normal b-cells bear this marker. It's typically used in subclassifying malignant lymphomas that have already been diagnosed, in combination with a huge array of other markers, though it can be used to "light up" the distribution of b-cells in non-cancerous tissue as well. It's the target for Rituximab and some other new rx's. ...Read more

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What is cancer chemotherapy?

What is cancer chemotherapy?

Complicated: Chemotherapy is a broad term used to describe a variety of several types of medications used to treat cancer. The medicines may each function quite differently, affect cancer cells and other body cells differently, and are tailored as much ad possible for each person & each type of cancer. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

Adenocarcinoma: A mucinous adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from mucin producing epithelium. This type of cancer can occur in different organs. The treatment and prognosis will depend on the specific site / organ involved. Your oncologist will be the best person to advise you on your specific type. ...Read more

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 what is testicular cancer?

 what is testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: Testicular cancer is a range of diseases consisting of germ cell tumors (develop into sperm) and non-germ cell tumors (the cells support germ cells). They are most common in the early 20s to mid-30s and are usually discovered as a painless lump in the testis (just one side). Any new lump in the testicle should be evaulated by a doctor. Seminoma, most common, is quite curable. ...Read more

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Marker (Definition)

A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more