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What kind of tests do I need to take to test to check for stomach cancer?

What kind of tests do I need to take to test to check for stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: There are no blood tests etc, that can be used to check for stomach cancer. In the us, the only test that can check for stomach cancer is an upper endoscopy. In this procedure, a thin scope is placed down the mouth and into the stomach. A gastroenterologist then closely examines the entire stomach and biopsies any suspicious areas. ...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 kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

What kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

Vaginal swab: Any doctor's office or clinic can easily test for chlamydia; see your primary care provider. The best test in women is a simple vaginal swab, which often is collected by the patient herself. It's quick, simple, and painless. If you think you're at risk, do it ASAP: every day's delay risks compications like fallopian tube infection and future infertility. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you test for lung cancer? What kind of tests do you need to have to check if you have lung cancer?

How do you test for lung cancer? What kind of tests do you need to have to check if you have lung cancer?

CT screening: If there is specific lesion, biopsies will need to be obtained. Ct scan is used to screen. Lung cancer is often silent until late. However, there is screening for appropriate candidates to help find it early. The following link may help: http://goo.Gl/oqvsp. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diagnosing MCAD? And what kind of doctor do I need to go to?

What are the tests for diagnosing MCAD? And what kind of doctor do I need to go to?

Acylcarnitine profil: this condition typically presents with hypoketotic hypoglycemia i.e low blood sugar with no evidence of ketone formation in the blood. initial tests should include glucose, ketone levels, acyl carnitine profile and urine organic acids/serum amino acids. If highly suspected, then the specialist to see will be a metabolic geneticist. There is a genetic test available for MCAD ...Read more

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What sort of tests will I need to test me for itp?

What sort of tests will I need to test me for itp?

ITP testing: A complete blood count (CBC) is usually ordered as the screening test for platelet destruction problems such as occurs in itp. Other testing is needed to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform? .

What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform?

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Longstanding : Longstanding hoarseness is a concerning warning sign, particularly if you smoke. This condition is best evaluated by an ENT physician, though you may have to see your personal physician first to get a referral. Typically a physical examination will be done and most likely a direct visualization of your throat will be done using a small endoscope. You should have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What kind of tests do I need to take to find out if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

What kind of tests do I need to take to find out if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: In most instances, IBS is a clinical diagnosis and can be diagnosed without a large number of tests. A complete medical history and physical exam is the basis of the diagnosis. That exam will rule out any red flag symptoms which would warrant further testing. In that case, blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, or x-ray tests of the digestive tract could be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to get rid of THC from my body i need to take a drug test tomarow

What do I need to do to get rid of THC from my body i need to take a drug test tomarow

Tough luck: There is nothing to do, except think about why you smoke dope when you face drug testing. That is a sign of a serious drug problem - using the drug despite potentially serious consequences. None of the online bs products advertised works. Water loading will cause you to fail the test. Products that promise to "mask" the thc are detectable, and also give you a failure. You need a counselor. ...Read more

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What test do you need to have to take to find out if you have stomach cancer?

What test do you need to have to take to find out if you have stomach cancer?

Endoscopy and/or: Upper GI series with barium. Stomach cancer can be detected by visualization of the stomach through and endoscope and biopsy of suspicious lesions for examination by a pathologist. X-rays may detect an abnormality but endoscopy will be needed for biopsy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take a urien test for nicotine?

What to do if I have to take a urien test for nicotine?

What to do??: well you either pee in a cup or they draw blood. Either, if you are smoking within a couple days of the test, it will pick it up, for whatever consequence that will have for you. If you stop smoking at least 4-5 days before the test, it will likely be negative. And if you can go 5 days without tobacco, why don't you actually really and truly quit smoking,which is the 1 best thing you can do . ...Read more

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What kind of tests does the gynecologist do to test for pcos?

What kind of tests does the gynecologist do to test for pcos?

Depends: Hi. Standard gyn tests for PCOS after history and physical exam showing hirsutism and oligomenorrhea would include testosterone (total and free are best), LH and FSH, and ovarian ultrasound. However, PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion, and I would always encourage consideration of, and testing for where indicated, non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's, and ovarian & adrenal tumors ...Read more

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How can they test you for lupus, what kind of tests do they need to run?

How can they test you for lupus, what kind of tests do they need to run?

See details: The ANA is the key test. Current recommendations state that if the ANA is negative, no further testing needs to be done. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you go to for oral HPV testing?

What kind of doctor do you go to for oral HPV testing?

Maybe ENT, but...: ...despite rising rates of throat cancer due to HPV16, it remains rare, and oral HPV testing is not recommended by most experts. This may change someday, but for now there is no agreement on exactly what strains to test for or even the best way to collect a sample. Knowing whether or not oral HPV is present makes no clear difference in judging cancer risk or preventing it and there's no treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of test do you take to get a full account of how your thyroid is besides the the simple blood test to really be sure it really ok.

What kind of test do you take to get a full account of how your thyroid is  besides the the simple blood test to really be sure it really ok.

If your TSH: and T4 are in appropriate proportion, you feel well and have no abnormalities of your thyroid on physical exam then you should rest easy. You obviously have some concern and if you would re-post and state what it is exactly I am sure one the the many brilliant and talented doctors on this site would provide you with your answer. Best of luck! ...Read more

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To test for STDs what type of test I have to do?

To test for STDs what type of test I have to do?

Twelve STDs: There are twelve different stds. Some are tested with blood. Some with culturing of fluids or tissues. And some by examination. ...Read more

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How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

Choose a Doctor: You need a partner in your health if you have health problems. You do not need a walk in doctor. You need a physician you can work with. Choose a competent, compassionate family physician. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to check you for colon cancer?

What do doctors do to check you for colon cancer?

Exam: Physical exam, rectal exam, check for blood in the stool, colonoscopy if indicated. ...Read more

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What is prenatal diagnosis? I have to go to a clinic and I want to know what all they do there.

What is prenatal diagnosis? I have to go to a clinic and I want to know what all they do there.

Please read below: Prenatal screening is offered to all pregnant women. Prenatal screening may include ultrasound and blood testing in order to determine if the pregnancy is at a higher risk for a particular birth defect. If a screening test is positive, then the patient may elect to pursue diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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What kind of tests do I need to take to test to check for stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: There are no blood tests etc, that can be used to check for stomach cancer. In the us, the only test that can check for stomach cancer is an upper endoscopy. In this procedure, a thin scope is placed down the mouth and into the stomach. A gastroenterologist then closely examines the entire stomach and biopsies any suspicious areas. ...Read more

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What test do you need to have to take to find out if you have stomach cancer?

Endoscopy and/or: Upper GI series with barium. Stomach cancer can be detected by visualization of the stomach through and endoscope and biopsy of suspicious lesions for examination by a pathologist. X-rays may detect an abnormality but endoscopy will be needed for biopsy. ...Read more

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I am in my mid 30’s My Mother had stomach cancer at 37 yrs old .Is there a precise type of test i should get to equate my genetic risk due to my family history?

I am in my mid 30’s My Mother had stomach cancer at 37 yrs old .Is there a precise type of test i should get to equate my genetic risk due to my family history?

You have couple choi: Gastric Cancer can be easily diagnosed with the help of upper endoscopy which is a procedure done by a gastroenterologist. Your PCP can find you one and refer you for consultation, MONITORING AND WHEN INDICATED, DOING AN ENDOSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF YOUR STOMACH. GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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My Mother had stomach cancer at 37 yrs old .Is there a precise type of test i should get to equate my genetic risk due to my family genes history?

My Mother had stomach cancer at 37 yrs old .Is there a precise type of test i should get to equate my genetic risk due to my family genes history?

At 80yrs of age-: -& doing well genetic testing would not really help. If concerned see an UGI specialist for recommendations. If you are eating & loosing weight,but no GI symptoms, it may be recommended to have an upper GI endoscopy which will allow direct visualization of your upper GI system. ...Read more

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My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy(EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer. What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer.  What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Stomach CA: If someone knows that you have chronic gastritis they have already been down your throat with a scope. Further recommendations for repeat scope should be driven by those with direct visualization of your stomach. That would be the only way to test for cancer. ...Read more

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Could I have stomach cancer? What are the tests for it?

Could I have stomach cancer? What are the tests for it?

HOPEFULLY NOT: The best exam is an upper endoscopy which allows for direct visualization on the stomach and for biopsy if a suspicious lesion is seen. ...Read more

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Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: Is preferred test for diagnosis of stomach cancer. A barium upper GI series is not as sensitive. Biopsy can also be done during endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound test reveal stomach cancer?

Can ultrasound test reveal stomach cancer?

Endoscopic : Endoscopic ultrasound can be used to diagnose cancer and get biopsies. Regular ultrasound is not so useful in this case. ...Read more

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Are there any stomach cancer and colon cancer molecular screening tests?

Yes : Colon cancer can be genetic and there a re criteria that can apply and genetic testing is available. There is also a blood level you can check called cea . For stomach cancer like adenocarcina there is no genetic testing. There are familial syndromes like men that can cause stomach tumors called gastronomas or ze syndrome. If concerned can talk to your doctor. But overall these things very rare. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?

What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?

No good blood tests: Stomach cancer can be quite advanced before it causes any symptoms. The main symptoms would be vomiting, feeling full with less amount of food eaten, anemia from the blood loss and fatigue. The best test to diagnose it is an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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How do doctors say that a person has stomach cancer just by a blood test?

How do doctors say that a person has stomach cancer just by a blood test?

Diagnosis: Of stomach cancer or any solid cancer cannot be made on basis of blood test alone. Usually a tissue biopsy is required for diagnosis, except in rare cases or in blood cell malignancies such as leukemia. ...Read more

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What are reliable tests for diagnosing stomach cancer? Knowing h pylori is common,  how can I get tested for it?

What are reliable tests for diagnosing stomach cancer? Knowing h pylori is common,  how can I get tested for it?

Upper Endoscopy: The gold standard test for diagnosing stomach cancer is upper endoscopy. In countries where stomach cancer is more common, such as japan, the entire population is screened for this cancer, much like what we recommend for colon ca. H pylori testing (the bacteria responsible for ulcer disease) can be done directly during upper endoscopy or through blood tests (or a breath test). ...Read more

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How often should I have an endoscopy test? My grandfather had stomach cancer, grandmother died from oesophageal cancer and mother suffers from ulcers.

How often should I have an endoscopy test? My grandfather had stomach cancer, grandmother died from oesophageal cancer and mother suffers from ulcers.

Endoscopy: There is no standard guideline for how often you should have an endoscopy in this situation. In the absence of barrett's esophagus, h pylori, or symptoms there is generally no clear indication for recurrent endoscopy. ...Read more

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Age 21, stomach cancer possible? Abdominal ultrasound was clear, and abdominal physical test was okay i think, very scared! please help!

Age 21, stomach cancer possible?  Abdominal ultrasound was clear, and abdominal physical test was okay i think, very scared! please help!

Unlikely: Without a further history, it is difficult to say what you might or might not have. It would be very uncommon for someone your age to have any of the cancers that would typically cause abdominal pain. Depending on your other symptoms, your doctors can order additional studies if they feel it is necessary.For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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How rare is a positive cdh1 test? My dad & two of his siblings died of stomach cancer before 40, youngest was 21. Considering genetic testing

How rare is a positive cdh1 test? My dad & two of his siblings died of stomach cancer before 40, youngest was 21. Considering genetic testing

Just get it: You have asked more than once and this shows determination. That is commendable. It may be pricey but you want to know. Just that desire, well educated, is reason enough. A clinical geneticist may be a helpful guide. ...Read more

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Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast the best test for stomach cancer?

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast the best test for stomach cancer?

May not: Be the beat choice, but can be one test performed. The ct scan may show stomach thickening but that finding can be non-apecific. Beat option is endoscopy and biopsy of the stomach. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ...Read more