Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers

PET-CT tests may help identify hidden cancers

Category: Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers

PET-CT scans may help identify hidden cancers U.S. researchers have recently found that a combination positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body may more accurately detect cancer in individuals with related neurological complications than other commonly used tests.

Neurological disorders frequently occur in people with lung, breast or ovarian cancer because the cancer-resistant antibodies mistakenly attack cells found in the nervous system, according to Med Page Today.

Routine screenings for cancer in patients with neurological difficulties may often be inconclusive due to the size and location of tumors within the body.

In a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that PET-CT scans detected cancer in 18 percent of the patients exhibiting abnormal behavior who had received negative oncology reports.

"This is important in that firstly, cancer is detected," lead author Andrew McKeon said in an interview with Med Page Today.

"The cancers were treated in all patients and seven of 10 patients went into remission," he added. "In addition, five of 10 had improvements in neurologic problems through cancer treatment or treatment with immunotherapies."
ADNFCR-2248-ID-19559097-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top