My urologist segued from talking about how inconvenient it was picking his daughter up at school that morning to dropping a cancer diagnosis on me without missing a beat. Two weeks earlier, I didn’t even have an urologist. …
Prostate cancer
The FDA is alerting women about the risks associated with the use of tests being marketed as ovarian cancer
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Ovarian cancer
What happens if a colorectal cancer screening test finds an abnormality? The major risk factors for colorectal cancer are a family history of the disease and older age, but several other factors have been associated with …
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When it comes to colon cancer screening, there are more choices than ever before. That's the good news, since colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and most people should start …
Colorectal cancer
Middle-aged men know the story: the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test is an essential early-warning system for cancer. Elevated PSA levels mean cancer, which in turn means you should probably make the gutsy but …
Prostate cancer
How might cancer detection, treatment, and prevention change if cancer could be diagnosed by peeing in a cup? According to Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, about two-thirds of cancer deaths worldwide are probably preventable by …
Cancer
A few years ago women were usually told to get annual mammograms starting at age 40 and men were told that the PSA blood test for prostate cancer was a lifesaver. Now the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, whose …
Cancer
For the field of cancer research, a reliable blood test for colorectal cancer would be a revelation. Currently, the condition is diagnosed through stool blood tests and uncomfortable colonoscopies, but the dream is to be able …
Colorectal cancer
A new test for colon cancer may attract people who've failed to get screened in the past because they were squeamish about colonoscopies or the prep required for them. Colorguard is an at-home test kit that uses …
Colorectal cancer
The new year is a time to reset our efforts to stay healthy. Medical screenings, especially for cancer, can be a life-saving tool. But many people don't even know the right age to begin screening, or how often they need the …
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