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Category Archives for diagnostic testing

“Should I be Tested for Cancer?” Maybe Not and Here’s Why

Diagnostic Testing For Cancer Is Tricky-Particularly early stage Breast or Prostate cancer- Written by a credible source, Gilbert Welch is a medical doctor and a professor at the Dartmouth Institute for

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Endoscopic Ultrasound for Esophageal Cancer- Accurate Staging?

“As the most sensitive test for locoregional staging of EC, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) influences the development of an optimal oncologic treatment plan for a significant minority of patients with early

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Colorectal Polyps-Antioxidants Reduce Risk of Relapse

cancer was present in about 1% of adenomas (colorectal polyps) smaller than 1 cm, 10% of 1–2 cm adenomas, and nearly 50% of adenomas larger than 2 cm If you have been diagnosed with colorectal polyps

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Enhanced Cystoscopy for Early Bladder Cancer

Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC) increases detection rates of carcinoma in-situ and papillary lesions over WLC alone and can change management in 14% of cases… Imagine that you are a newly diagnosed bladder

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What is Neurointerventional Radiology – How this Treatment May Be Able to Help

For those with diseases of the spine, neck, and brain, neurointerventional radiology can be an intriguing and promising route to take. With so much focus on creating treatments and procedures that not

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Thyroid Cancer- Delay Treatment to Reduce Overtreatment

“These findings suggest that a substantial and growing part of the detected thyroid cancers are overdiagnosed and overtreated.” The argument for overdiagnosis and overtreatment of thyroid cancer

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Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer- Genetic Diagnostic Factors

Gene-expression profiling has identified 4 distinct genetic subtypes of head and neck cancer which show some parallels to lung squamous cell carcinoma biology… I am a long-term cancer survivor and

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Barrett’s Esophagus- Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment

Minimally invasive, cost-effective alternative to endoscopy identifies precursor to cancer of the esophagus (Barrett’s esophagus) Do you have symptoms of Barrett’s Esophagus or Gastroesophageal

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Mammography Does NOT Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality

“for each breast cancer death prevented, about three over-diagnosed cases will be identified and treated.” “MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES” is often a rallying cry for many breast cancer

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HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancer- AHCC

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer now dominates the head and neck oncology landscape, and its escalating incidence is impacting on diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic practices Human papillomavirus

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