Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Cancer is considered to be the mail reason for deaths across the globe. The cure for cancer is still a matter of research. However there are few curing techniques available only if the person is diagnosed at the early growth stages. So cancer diagnosis becomes a very important part of an individual’s survival.

Since the cancer cells exhibit properties of a normal cells till it reaches malignant stages, it becomes difficult to diagnose. However few symptoms can act like the signals for the cancer growth. Once these symptoms are encountered one will have to undergo diagnosis techniques like Biopsy, Radiography etc… Through these methods practitioner will be able to predict the stage of the cancer and survivability of the patients.

Some of the tests conducted to diagnose the Cancer are

 

Mammography

Colonoscopy

MUGA Scan

Barium Enema

Sigmoidoscopy

Tumour Marker Tests

Biopsy

Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

Ultrasound

Upper Endoscopy

Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)

EKG and Echocardiogram

Types of Endoscopy

Faecal Occult Blood Tests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Bone Scan

Breast MRI

Pap Test

Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scans

Benefits of screening

Risks of screening

 

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