Cancer Screening Testing
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Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, and do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. The branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer is oncology.
Cancer may affect people at all ages, even fetuses, but the risk for most varieties increases with age. Cancer causes about 13% of all human deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, 7.6 million people died from cancer in the world during 2007.
Private MD Lab Services offers the following tests to aid in the detection of cancer:
What is cancer?
Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases that can affect any part of the body, in which cells become abnormal, grow uncontrollably, and form tumors. Tumors can sometimes be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Cancer can be localized and eventually spread to other parts of the body. The most common cancers are breast and prostate cancers in women and men, respectively.
Who should be getting tested for cancer?
People with risk factors for developing cancer should get tested regularly. Risk factors for cancer include:
- A family history of cancer
- Excess weight and obesity
- Tobacco use
- Being 45 or older
Even though people with risk factors are more likely to get cancer, anyone can get this disease. Speak to your doctor for advice on the screening frequency that is right for you.
Which types of cancer does this test detect?
This cancer screening test can detect various types of cancer, including:
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Other common types
We offer a complete profile for cancer and tumor marker screening. If your test results are abnormal, your doctor will guide you through further steps and treatment.
How accurate are these tests for cancer detection?
Cancer antigen screenings are blood tests that look for certain proteins or markers in your blood that may be associated with cancer. Although these tests indicate a high probability of developing cancer, they give no definitive answer; they only indicate whether there is a risk of developing cancer.
Most screening tests only have a single value, either positive or negative. If your test comes back positive, speak with your doctor for guidance on further testing to confirm a diagnosis or to consider treatment options.
Do I need to visit a doctor?
Nope. You don't need a doctor's visit to get a test with us.
How do I get my results?
You'll get your results via email as soon as they are available. We will notify you via SMS as well. You can also see them at any time in the future right in your dashboard where you can easily share them with your professional and compare them side by side with future tests.
Does my lab prescription expire?
We're the only lab that honors your lab order forever.