News tagged with screening tests

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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Doctors differ on prostate screening

Prostate screening tests detect prostate cancer early, but questions about whether the tests do more harm than good have made them one of the most hotly debated areas of medicine.

Jun 07, 2013
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