Currently available evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against screening for thyroid dysfunction in asymptomatic adults and women who are not pregnant, according to newly updated recommendations.
The researchers and UPSTF, acknowledged that thyroid screening can identify patients who have subclinical thyroid dysfunction or undiagnosed overt thyroid disease but said more evidence is needed to understand the effects of treatment for these problems. Read more for complete description and understanding Thyroid Dysfunction..FACTS
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Stumbleupon:You need to sleep every day and sleeping is so important to you that lacking it could shorten your life. But I guess you didn’t really know much about sleep until you read this, right? Some of the facts about sleep really surprised me! I hope you will learn something new about sleep from this infographic.
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The PGS test and the FDA’s subsequent order of 23andMe to cease marketing the test to consumers has stirred controversy, and brought focus to an issue labs may have to face sooner rather than later: What role should labs play in whole-genome sequencing performed for health screening?
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Confocal microscopy depicts drug-tolerant cancer cells. By hitting breast cancer cells with a targeted therapeutic immediately after chemotherapy, researchers were able to target cancer cells during a transitional stage when they were most vulnerable.
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Enhancing oncology treatment through PPP – The Financial Express.
AceProbe Technologies in the first ever PPP endeavour in India, after an experience of over 5 years as a PPP model for support with Govt. of India.
The company has invested in a 100 percent genomics facility at Tata Memorial Centre- ACTREC mumbai to help support the cause to provide better support and affordable healthcare in the country!
Women who have the highest levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from a wide variety of common household and personal-care products enter menopause anywhere from 1.9 to 3.8 years earlier than those who have lower levels of EDC, a cross-sectional sample of US women is showing.
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Oncology is the study of tumors, both benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous). An oncologist is a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors or cancers.
“The signs and symptoms of cancer are manifestations of how cancer cells replace the functions of healthy tissue. Some examples include anorexia (lack of appetite), bruising, leukocytosis (slight increase of white blood cells), fatigue, cachexia (wasting), and thrombocytopenia (deficiency of clotting cells).”
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Among patients with T3N0 (stage II) colon cancer, gene expression tests such as the 12-gene recurrence score assay are used to refine prognostic stratification and aid in decision making about adjuvant chemotherapy.
The utility of gene scores for prognostication in rectal cancer patients was evaluated in a clinical trial ( Validation of the 12-gene colon cancer recurrence score as a predictor of recurrence risk in stage II and III rectal cancer patients, published by Reimers MS, Kuppen PJ, Lee M, Lopatin M, Tezcan H, Putter H, Clark-Langone K, Liefers GJ, Shak S, van de Velde CJ).
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You certainly have every right to keep your thoughts to yourself; however, what you withhold from your oncologist may interfere with reaching your goal of being cancer-free. If you are unhappy with us or our staff, please speak out. We would not be in this field if we did not want to improve our skills. If you feel dissatisfied with the consultation, share your frustrations with us. Remember—you are the most important person in the room. You are the one who deserves our respect and needs our encouragement. Your future, with you in it alive and well, is our mission. It would be deplorable if mistrust, confusion, or anger festered to the point of hampering your remission or even your peace of mind. In order for success to occur, you and your oncologist must journey together in a partnership of complete honesty. Speak now, tomorrow, and always your mind.
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