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
Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
Types of Endoscopy
Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scans
Benefits of screening
Risks of screening