testing


Pass it On: It’s National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September 5, 2016)

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of death.  The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 there will be approximately... Continue Reading

Genomics-OncotypeDX (May 2, 2014)

The Beginning of Individualized Treatment Genomic testing helps individualize treatment. This means that patients with more serious conditions can be identified and offered aggressive and innovative therapies... Continue Reading

Tumor Markers (May 2, 2014)

Tumor markers are substances that can often be detected in higher than normal amounts in the blood, urine, or body tissues of some patients with certain types of cancer. These substances can be proteins,... Continue Reading

Blood Tests (May 2, 2014)

Overview Blood tests are used to measure the number of blood cells in circulation and the levels of chemicals, enzymes, proteins, and organic waste products that are normally found in the blood. The levels... Continue Reading

Diagnostic Imaging (May 2, 2014)

Imaging provides a non-invasive and painless way of visualizing tissues and organs in the body so that abnormalities can be identified. There are many different techniques for generating images. Some techniques... Continue Reading

Pathology (May 2, 2014)

What is a pathology test & report? Pathology is still the gold standard for the diagnosis of cancer, meaning it has been the most important diagnostic tool to date. A pathologist is a physician specializing... Continue Reading

Diagnostics & Monitoring Tests (May 2, 2014)

What is the purpose of diagnostic tests? Cancer patients undergo many different types of tests in order to accurately diagnose their disease, determine their prognosis, and monitor their cancer for progression... Continue Reading

Testing Overview (May 2, 2014)

The testing center is an overview of the tests related to detecting, diagnosing and monitoring cancer. There are two main types of tests used for these purposes: screening tests and diagnostic tests. Screening... Continue Reading

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