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Testing

  • Genomics

    The Emerging Role of Genomics in Diagnosing and Monitoring Cancer Overview Cancer is the result of genetic abnormalities that affect the function of particular genes. Genes determine the form, function, and growth patterns of cells. Those that accelerate or suppress growth are often involved in cancer. For example, many cancers have an abnormality in a […]

  • Tumor Markers

    Tumor markers are substances that can often be detected in higher than normal amounts in the blood, urine, or body tissues of some patients with certain types of cancer. These substances can be proteins, enzymes, biochemicals, or antigens. Tumor markers may either be produced by the cancer itself or by the body in response to […]

  • Blood Tests

    Overview Blood tests are used to measure the number of blood cells in circulation and the levels of chemicals, enzymes, proteins, and organic waste products that are normally found in the blood. The levels of blood cells, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, may be low in patients receiving treatment for […]

  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Imaging provides a non-invasive and painless way of visualizing tissues and organs in the body so that abnormalities can be identified. There are many different techniques for generating images. Some techniques utilized for detecting or diagnosing cancer including: Radiography (x-ray) Bone Scan Bone Survey Dual Energy X-ray Absortiometry (DEXA) Scanning Mammography Ultrasound Positron emission tomography […]

  • Pathology Tests

    What is a pathology test? Pathology is still the gold standard for the diagnosis of cancer, meaning it has been the most important diagnostic tool to date. A pathologist is a physician specializing in the diagnosis of disease based on examination of tissues and fluids removed from the body. Pathology tests involve evaluation of a […]

  • Testing

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  • Uterine Cancer Screening

    Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high-risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the best “treatment” of cancer is preventing its occurrence in the first place or detecting it early when it may be most treatable. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is […]

  • Prostate Cancer Screening

    One man in six will develop prostate cancer. There are no symptoms for early-stage prostate cancer, but it can be detected through screening.  The term screening refers to the regular use of certain examinations or tests in persons who do not have any symptoms of a cancer but are at risk for that cancer. When individuals are […]

  • Ovarian Cancer Screening

    Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the best “treatment” of cancer is preventing its occurrence in the first place or detecting it early when it may be most treatable. Ovarian cancer has […]

  • Melanoma Screening

    Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high-risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the best “treatment” of cancer is preventing its occurrence in the first place or detecting it early when it may be most treatable. Skin cancers, which include […]

  • Lung Cancer Screening

    Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high-risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the best “treatment” of cancer is preventing its occurrence in the first place or detecting it early when it may be most treatable. Lung cancer is the […]

  • Colon Cancer Screening

    Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the best “treatment” of cancer is preventing its occurrence in the first place or detecting it early when it may be most treatable. Colorectal cancer is […]

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

    Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high-risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the best “treatment” of cancer is preventing its occurrence in the first place or detecting it early when it may be most treatable. Each year in the […]

  • Breast Cancer Screening

    Overview Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high-risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the best “treatment” of cancer is preventing its occurrence in the first place or detecting it early when it may be most treatable. Breast cancer is the […]

  • Genetic Testing

    Overview The expanding field of genetics and growing research linking mutations in specific genes to increased risk of cancer (cancer susceptibility genes) have led to an interest in predictive genetic testing. This testing may help identify people who are at an increased risk for developing certain types of cancer. While predictive genetic testing may provide […]

  • Testing Overview

    The testing center is an overview of the tests related to detecting, diagnosing and monitoring cancer. There are two main types of tests used for these purposes: screening tests and diagnostic tests. Screening tests are used for people who do not have any symptoms of cancer, but are at high risk for developing certain types […]

  • Diagnostics & Monitoring Tests

    What is the purpose of diagnostic tests? Cancer patients undergo many different types of tests in order to accurately diagnose their disease, determine their prognosis, and monitor their cancer for progression or recurrence. The term “diagnostic test” can be misleading, as these tests are not used only for diagnosing cancer, but also for monitoring cancer […]

  • Screening Tools

    What is screening? The term screening refers to the regular use of certain examinations or tests in people who do not have any symptoms of cancer, but are at high risk for developing certain types of cancer. For many types of cancer, progress in the area of cancer screening has offered promise for earlier detection, […]