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Friday, October 9, 2009


In this post we will study about different laboratory tests done to diagnose cancer one by one. Okay.
1. Acid phosphatase-This is an enzyme brings into being in lofty intensity in the blood of patients who has prostate cancer.
2. Alpha-fetoprotein test- This test is useful in find out the occurrence of alpha-fetoprotein in the serum of the patient who has testicular or liver cancer.
3. beta-HCG test- This test is useful in finding out the occurrence of HCG or human chorionic gonadotrophin in the serum of the blood of the patients who has cancer in their testicles.
4. CA-125- The patients who has cancer in ovaries i.e. ovarian cancer has a protein material that is from the cell exterior portion. This is produced by the cancer cells that produce cancer in the ovaries.
5. CEA test- This test is useful in discovering CEA or carcinoembryonic antigen in the blood of the patients who have cancer in their gastrointestinal tract or GI tract.
6. Estrogen receptor or Estradiol receptor Assay- This test is useful in determining the intensity of estrogen receptor sites in tumor cells of breast cancer patients. If a tumor is found to be estrogen receptor positive a patient will likely respond to antiestrogen hormone therapy.
7. PSA or prostate specific antigen- A protein produced by prostate cancer cells found in the blood of the patients.

In the next post we will learn about Important Cancer Lab Tests. Okay.

Come on.

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