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Posted by: Tinky | 2010/07/29

Cancer

Hi there Doc,

Is there anyway that one can test for cancer in the body. My mom died of cancer and I was wondering if one could actually do yearly tests to pick up if anything is present somewhere?

Thanks

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Hallo Tinky
There is no general test but certain cancers (e.g. breast/colon cancer) runs in families and you can discuss with your doctor the screening tests you can take on a regular basis, depending on your family history and risk. One should always go for yearly papsmears, breast examinations and the men for prostate examinations after 50 years of age.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/07/29

Hallo Tinky
There is no general test but certain cancers (e.g. breast/colon cancer) runs in families and you can discuss with your doctor the screening tests you can take on a regular basis, depending on your family history and risk. One should always go for yearly papsmears, breast examinations and the men for prostate examinations after 50 years of age.
Dr Bets

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