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Breakthrough: Experts reveal blood test can detect spread of breast cancer
Secondary breast cancer is difficult to diagnose before symptoms are experienced and it occurs in up to a third of breast cancer patients, sometimes many years after seemingly successful treatment for localised, primary cancer that remained in the breast. [...]
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Is Prostate-Specific Antigen Test a Reliable Indicator of Prostate Cancer?
Many physicians suspect the risk of overdiagnosis outweighs the potential benefits of early detection and treatment. They say some men have far greater side effects from the treatment of small tumors in their early stages than they would from their ... [...]
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Spice's health benefits hard to test in people
Curcumin has "very poor bioavailability," she said -- that is, it does not stick around in the human body for very long, and little of the plant compound is absorbed. Attempts to develop forms of the compound that are better absorbed are underway, she ... [...]
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Blood test for breast cancer 'could be done at home'
These secondary forms of the disease occur in up to a third of all breast cancer patients, but may lie undetected for years after seemingly successful treatment for the original breast tumour. The new test has proven 92 per cent accurate in the 70 per ... [...]
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Prostate cancer test up for discussion in new cancer pack
The updated information will help well men and their GPs to decide whether to have the PSA test, said PHE. However it does not apply to patients who are at high risk or men of any age who have symptoms of prostate cancer. The PSA test can be done at a ... [...]
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Breast cancer test may spare thousands from ordeal
No more chemo ... new breast cancer test could save thousands from the ordeal of toxic treatment Getty Images. By PAT HAGAN. 16:01, 18 Apr 2016. A NEW test could save thousands of breast cancer sufferers from the ordeal of chemotherapy. [...]
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Should men in their 40s get prostate cancer test?
The standard test for prostate cancer is called the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Elevated levels of PSA may indicate prostate cancer, but the test is not fool proof as it may also indicate non-cancerous conditions too. This is one reason why ... [...]
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Explore offering PSA test to men in their 40s worried about cancer risk, GPs told
The recommendation is contained in a set of 13 statements, which represent the consensus view of hundreds of UK health professionals, issued by charity Prostate Cancer UK, in a bid to boost the early detection of prostate cancer in men without symptoms ... [...]
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GenomeDx's Decipher Prostate Cancer Test is Significant Predictor of …
Also highlighted today, Ashley Ross, M.D., of The Brady Urologic Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, presented data from a study titled "Tissue Based Genomics Augment Post-Prostatectomy Risk Stratification in a Natural History Cohort". The ... [...]
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It is possible detecting prostate cancer with a blood test – Augusta?e Tech Time
“On one side of the fence, prostate cancer is over diagnosed, and you need to treat a lot of men to save one life. But there is also no doubt that if you stop PSA screening, what kinds of prostate cancer are you going to find? Most likely late stage ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer UK wants £10 test to be available to 40-year old me
This is because the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test – which flags up raised levels of a protein to give a score for the man's risk of getting the disease – is not very accurate. Officials fear cancers might be missed or that 'false positive ... [...]
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It is possible detecting prostate cancer with a blood test – Miami Gardens Health
“On one side of the fence, prostate cancer is over diagnosed, and you need to treat a lot of men to save one life. But there is also no doubt that if you stop PSA screening, what kinds of prostate cancer are you going to find? Most likely late stage ... [...]
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New Urine Test Could Be More Accurate In Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
Because the PSA blood test alone lacks specificity as a diagnostic tool, an elevated PSA level must be weighed against specific prostate cancer risk factors, as well as medical history, medication lists, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. Besides prostate ... [...]
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Man, 47, who was 'too young' for prostate cancer test went private and was …
Tony Scutt, an operations manager for a catering company, was 47 at the time of going to see his GP but was turned away from having a specific blood test for prostate cancer because he was under 50 and not displaying any symptoms. Prostate cancer is ... [...]
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A math test a day keeps the weight away, by activating brown fat
The mild stress caused by anticipation of a math test can raise cortisol levels and stimulate brown fat to produce heat. The findings, which could have implications for treating obesity, are published in Experimental Physiology. [overweight man looking ... [...]
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Prostate and Your PSA Count: 4 Facts About Prostate-Specific Antigen Test
There has not been agreement on what constitutes a “normal” amount of PSA, and small amounts of it can be found in the blood of men without prostate cancer, says the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation in Rotterdam. The risk of having prostate cancer ... [...]
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