cancer screening test

cancer screening test

Any measurable clinical or lab parameter which is used to detect early malignancy. While these tests are relatively nonspecific, they are highly sensitive and detect many persons who are "abnormal" for the parameter being measured.
 
Examples
Occult blood in stool to detect colorectal cancer, mammography to detect microcalcifications and densities for breast cancer, serum PSA to detect prostate cancer.

cancer screening test

Cancer screen A measurable clinical or lab parameter used to detect early malignancy; although these tests are relatively nonspecific, they are highly sensitive, and detect many persons who are 'abnormal' for the parameter being measured Examples Occult blood in stool–colorectal CA; mammography–to detect microcalcifications and densities for breast CA. See Cancer screening, Cancer screening guideline.
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He believes the update has to do with an acknowledgment that a cancer screening test should not be subject to prior authorization requirements or possibly some broader collaboration between Exact and HCSC.
A SIMPLER bowel cancer screening test is being rolled out across Scotland.
A new bowel cancer screening test has been heralded in a study published by medical journal the Lancet, Pharma Times reported on Thursday.
Despite being approved by the Food a Drug Administration as primary cervical cancer screening test starting at age 25, most medical societies recommend that the human papillomavirus (HPV) test be used as part of a cotesting strategy with cytology, and only among women age 30 years and older.
The Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) - Cebu Chapter will conduct a half-day free cervical cancer screening test on May 22 at the Cebu City Central School.
LIVES are being lost because of delays in introducing a new bowel cancer screening test to Wales, a charity has warned.
Global, a CLIA-certified diagnostics laboratory based in Tempe, Arizona, has developed a low cost, highly accurate over-the-counter lung cancer screening test marketed under the name "The Lung Cancer Test.
Mary Ritchie, lead specialist screening practitioner, for South of Tyne Bowel Cancer Screening Centre, said: "We see lots of people who have not had any symptoms but have taken the time to complete the bowel cancer screening test kit and this has turned out to be a lifesaver.
With the current approval, the cobas test can be used as the primary cervical cancer screening test.
Bio Mark, formed by holding company Micromedic Technologies, has developed a colon cancer screening test which promises to catch the early stages of colon cancer in those who have not yet done preliminary tests.
Michael said: "I was sent the bowel cancer screening test in the post.

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