News tagged with screening tests

Onsite colposcopy clinic improves cancer screening rates

Women who had a colposcopy at a sexual health clinic that provided extra support and counselling were 34 per cent more likely to undergo the cancer screening procedure compared to women who were referred to a hospital or ...

Aug 12, 2013
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Capturing live tumor cells in the blood

Tumor cells circulating within a patient's bloodstream can carry cancer from a primary tumor site to distant sites of the body, spreading the disease.

Aug 08, 2013
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Too many Pap tests

Most Australian women are currently having more Pap smears than their health requires, according to new research led by a University of New South Wales academic.

Jul 26, 2013
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Men say they want prostate cancer test, despite risks

A survey of men age 40 to 74 found that 54 percent said that they would still opt for a popular prostate cancer screening test despite recent recommendations that the test not be performed, finds a new study ...

Jul 09, 2013
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'Scent device' could help detect bladder cancer

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University of the West of England, (UWE Bristol), have built a device that can read odours in urine to help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer.

Jul 08, 2013
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Transforming cervical screening

(Medical Xpress)—There is nothing like a big celebrity name to create global attention to a big health concern. As a result we now have the 'Jolie effect' to describe the influence actress Angelina Jolie ...

Jun 27, 2013
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'Gene signature' test diagnoses benign thyroid growths

A new genetic test accurately and consistently diagnoses benign growths, or nodules, on the thyroid gland, according to a study from Chile. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting ...

Jun 17, 2013
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HPV testing could cut cervical cancers by a third

(Medical Xpress)—Testing women for the human papillomavirus (HPV) first, instead of using the traditional cervical screening test to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, could prevent around 600 cases of ...

Jun 14, 2013
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