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Why Would My Doctor Order An Endometrial Biopsy Is That A Cancer Test
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
I have stage 2 colon cancer and just had a colectomy the oncologist is performing an expensive blood test to see next steps what is this test?
Look for nodules: A thyroid sonogram (ultrasound) is a sensitive way of looking at your thyroid for nodules. It also can assess size and texture of the thyroid. Your doctor may have felt enlargement of your thyroid and wants to investigate it further. However, it will not tell you anything about how your thyroid gland is working. ...Read more
If the oncologist says biopsy results show no cancer would it be smart to get a 2nd opinion just like someone would get if one had biopsy and cancer?
SECOND OPINION: That is always your perogative. I notice you have posted several questions regarding cancer treatment and spilling cells into blood, etc? Do you have an anxiety disorder? I am suspicious that this may be playing a role especially since you never mention what the tumor was and where it was. Did you have a history of cancer in past? why are you seeing an oncologist? There is a lot missing from this. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Referral to an oncologist does not mean automatically it is a cancer. Majority of oncologists are also hematologists (doctor who deals with blood disorders) . So, in your case, it is not necessarily to be a cancer , it could be just a common blood disorder. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would my doctor send me for a chest X-ray after getting an abnormal flow from a spyrometry test wouldn't a c t scan be more appropriate?
Depends on finding: Chest xray involves less irradiation. An obvious abnormality such as large area of atelectasis or large area of airtrapping might show up without the need for CT. If chest xray is normal or equivocal physician might order CT if underlying cause related to diseases not entirely recognizable on ordinary chest radiograph. Subtle air trapping and minor atelectasis could be recognized ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gyn did a colposcopy on me but I'm not sure if he did a biopsy. I had an abnormal growth. He took a piece and sent it to the lab. Is that a biopsy?
Following pap smear I need to have a colposcopic examination with biopsy and 'atypical spindle cell tumour needs to be excluded'. What is this?
ASCUS: The preferred approach for evaluation of women ages 25 or older with ASC-US cytology is testing for high-risk types of HPV with triage of women who test positive to colposcopy. Use of HPV testing to triage further evaluation of ASC-US is the most effective strategy for detecting high-grade premalignant disease or cervical cancer. ...Read more
YES: The only blood test routinely used to detect cancer is psa. It is not unreasonable to have a psa test at your age, although there is some controversy as to how useful it is. If your doctor has not ordered the test, that was not a mistake, but if you are worried, you should probably have it done, if only to make you less worried. ...Read more
My dad is having a biopsy Monday for a bladder cancer diagnosis. Will we know anything immediately that day? Or do the results have to be sent off?
If the only way to know if moles or lesions are cancerous is to take a biopsy, what's the purpose of a screening? What if a doctor suspects a mole is normal when it's not? Would it be quick to change?
My gynecologist said I have endometrial hyperplasia and i need an iud. She is sending me to an oncologist. Why is this?
Don't panic: Endometrial hyperplasia is the precursor lesion that has the potential to develop into frank uterine cancer. Your gynecologist is sending you to an oncologist not because you have cancer but because oncologists manage patients who are at high risk of progression to cancer or may have concomitant cancer that is not detected yet. An iud will often reverse hyperplasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for the doctor to order an MRI if the results of a pelvic ultrasound show a mass that she cannot tell is attached to the ovary or not?
My gynecologist will not perform a pap smear or test for other cancers, what could be the reason why?
Payment?: One reason is that guidelines for screening tests have changed and suggest less frequent testing. If he/she orders tests for you that your insurance regards as 'unnecessary' it won't reimburse you for the expense. There may be different reasons, based perhaps on your healh history. Ask your doctor about this instead of asking a web site to try and read his/her mind, or ask for a referral. ...Read more
I had an endometrial biopsy done. It showed disordered proliferative endometrium. The gyn wants to do D&C to rule out hyperplasia. Is this normal?
I had a breast mammogram and ultra sound in august 2013. Then a biopsy for a fibroadenoma which proved not cancerous. Did a follow up routine mammogram and worried cause doctor ask to see me next week?
Difficult to: speculate, it may or may not involve the area previously biopsied. If you are very worried, call your doctor and ask what he/she is concerned about. Otherwise you will get an answer at your appointment. Most of the time these recalls turn out to be nothing of concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
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