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What Is The Name Of The Blood Test That Checks For Prostate Cancer
PSA: The psa (prostate specific antigen) blood test is used to evaluate men for the possibily of prostate cancer. An abnormal level may be due to cancer, infection, or benign prostate enlargement. Also, prostate cancer may be present with a normal psa level. Your physician will determine if you need the test and what should be done when the results are available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What is the most reliable test for the progression of prostate cancer? (other than PSA blood test)
See below: PSA is a screening test. Other tests such as percent-free PSA and complexed PSA can be done on blood to check for the amount of free PSA present. If your % free PSA is less than 10%, you should definitely consider a prostate biopsy. Levels between 10-25% should be discussed with your Urologist. PSA density/velocity and age-related PSA tests are controversial; therefore discuss with your Urologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a general marker blood test for cancer that can tell if there is any kind of cancer in the body?
Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?
Serum amylase: Presence of amylase in serum for short period of time after pancreatitis. This process managed by gastroenterologist and not medical oncologist who manages pancreatic cancer.Le of head and body rarely associated with amylase elevations but rather CEA or Ca19.9. When pancreatitis present there is usually marked abdominal pain due to necrosis of gland whereas body tumors give back pain. ...Read more
For the pathologists, when testing for antibodies, if there is a perinuclear staining of some cells of a human pituitary, what could this indicate?
Maybe adenoma: Perinuclear staining means that the cells stained around the nucleus, but it doesn't tell what exactly stained. Pituitary adenomas, which are benign tumors, can show perinuclear staining with an antibody to cytokeratin. Looking at staining patterns is one way to tell the difference between types of pituitary tumors. We need more information from your pathology report to answer this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) test used to detect any kind of cancer in the body? I.e higher value will indicate that there is cancer somewhere in body.
Liver and germ cell: AFP can be elevated in cancers of the liver and some germ cell tumors. However, it also be elevated in patients with non-cancerous liver disease. The AFP results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. It is not a general marker for cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If a blood test is done and there is no detection of cancer, is it concluded that cancer is in remission? The type of cancer is lung cancer
Discuss...: Your question is not exactly clear. "remission" is a term used to describe cancer that was diagnosed and after treatment or in unusual cases "spontaneously" is no longer clinically present. The "blood tests" currently marketed are used to "find" (screen) cancer. Tests like "early cdt" are generally inaccurate if you have already had a cancer. Not used to diagnose "remission". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the name of the xray procedure which includes some sort of dye in the blood that can detect cancer cells?
Not beneficial: The ca125 test is not used for screening for ovarian cancer because it does not work in the general female population. The ca125 can be abnormal in situations without any cancer and most importantly using this test does not save any lives like in the case of maamograms for breast cancer. ...Read more
NO one test exists: The purpose of screening for any disease, including cancer, is to find a condition at a time where a helpful intervention can be made .There also needs to be greater benefit than harm. There is growing evidence to show that some types of screening are costly-not just money-wise, but also due to false findings that get followed-up with harm caused by those follow-up procedures, sometimes invasive. ...Read more
Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?
Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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