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Latest on PSA Testing | PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer may not be Effective -PathSOS

Since its introduction in the late 1980s, PSA test has been called one of the most important screening tests for the early detection of Prostate cancer. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test measures the level of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA) produced by both cancerous and noncancerous prostate tissue, which is made b...

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What is Prostate Cancer? | Types of Prostate Cancer - PathSOS

Prostate cancer is a serious and the second most frequent cause of male cancer-related deaths that affects thousands of men each year who are middle-aged or older. The disease is common in men older than age 50. Prostate cancer is the malignancy of prostate cells growing out of control in prostate gland, a small walnut-sized gland present only in ...

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Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer - PathSOS

Some breast cancer cells need estrogen and/or progesterone (female hormones produced in the body) to grow. All tumors are checked for hormone receptor status.   This analysis is done a specialized lab where immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization facilities are available. A  specialist pathologist then determines the hormone ...

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis Rests on Breast Biopsy Treatment -PathSOS

If there is breast lump or other suspicious symptoms, and if other tests such as ultrasound/mammogram show that you may have breast cancer, you will probably need to have a biopsy.  However, a breast biopsy procedure doesn’t always mean you have breast cancer. It is heartening to know that most biopsy results are negative, that means not...

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Am I at Risk of Breast Cancer? - PathSOS

According to the World Health Organization, Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women and has become the leading cause of mortality amongst women globally. The incidence of breast cancer is rising sharply in developing countries due to changes in reproductive factors, increasing urbanization, adoption of western lifest...

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Cervical Cancer | Role of HPV Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening - PathSOS

Screening for cervical cancer was originally started by Papanicolaou in 1943 after the publication of the book "Diagnosis of uterine cancer" by vaginal smear and was responsible for a dramatic fall in the incidence and mortality caused by cervical cancer in western countries. India is the country afflicted by the largest number of cervical carcino...

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5 Tips to Prevent Medical Errors - PathSOS

 Medical errors happen when something that was planned doesn’t work out, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place. Medical errors can occur at any time during patient care: in the diagnostic stage, treatment planning, surgery, and medications or during procedures. Most errors result from problems created by the fragmented heal...

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Getting The Diagnosis Right is the Critical Step in Cancer Treatment - PathSOS

Patients who are diagnosed with cancer have to make life-altering decisions at a time of overwhelming worry for the whole family. That’s why it’s important to seek a second opinion before beginning cancer treatment, to ensure that the diagnosis is correct and that treatment options are appropriate. Getting it Right is critical A com...

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Value of Getting Second Opinion in Cancer Diagnosis - PathSOS

Patients and families of people, of  who are diagnosed with cancer go through wide range of emotions–anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, confusion, as well as a sense of urgency to get into treatment as soon as possible. However, even before the treatment begins, getting a second opinion from doctoris an essential and necessary component of p...

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