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Avatar f tn Even smokers are included in those people who participated, so higher risk groups were represented. The screening test should be able to capture disease at an earlier stage where a curative intervention can be applied. The current information shows that the number of people who develop advanced disease does not decrease with the screening test, and so the numbers who would be expected to die per year are not decreasing despite the application of the screening test.
Avatar n tn Mammogram remains the standard of care in screening for breast cancer in women of average risk. Currently, the role of MRI as a screening tool in women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer is evolving. MRI may be better at detecting certain types of abnormalities earlier but is not a test to be used in isolation. Although it can be helpful in the preoperative evaluation of breast cancer, it is generally not considered a mandatory part of diagnostic imaging.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
Avatar n tn MRA is a sufficient screening tool for your clinical history though. Your symptoms do not suggest basiular insufficiency but further testing for this disoder might include a trancranial doppler ultrasound of the posterior circulation. Basilar insufficiency tends to cause symptoms like drop attacks, loss of vision, eye movement abnormalities, side-alternating weakness, clumsiness of the hands and feet among other symptoms.
Avatar f tn 10,000, Neural tube defects screening is 1:4245. does my child suffer from risk of down's? if yes, what can i do further? Please advice taking into consideration my blood type as amniocentesis can be fairly risky for me.Please help i am in a big fix.....
Avatar n tn I am pretty sure gloves were not changed since it all happened very quickly. OCD stroke me on the buss ride home..telling me I am now at risk now for ..well..several diseases. What is your take on this? Looking for wise words. Appreciate the help!
Avatar m tn Someone suggested that I consider inner imaging screening (EBT Heart scan). I am on Benicar and Vytorin, I was taken off of Lipitor two months ago because of the back pain and an elevated CPK 200's. Recent blood test revealed my cholesterol at 118 but my CPK at 205 and still experiencing lower back back pain. My blood pressure is 110/70 to 120/80. No prior heart problems. Do you think I should consider this image screening?
667409 tn?1309152183 I'm SO relieved. I got the results of the NT/Screening test today. They say my risk of a Down Syndrome child is 1:490. Risk of Trisomy (ugh - can't remember if it's 18 or 21) is 1:1000. So, basically, my risk is the same as a 33 or 34 year old woman! Now I have to decide if the risk of an amnio is worth it. Does the uncertainty ever end? I can't wait until I can just relax and enjoy this!
469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
Avatar n tn The incidence of false positive results is very high and to use this as a screening tool would likely result in a large number of unnecessary biopsies. Ultimately, this could be discussed with your physician as it pertains to you specifically.
Avatar n tn I am copyied a table from the INTER-HEARTINTERHEART study by Salim Yusuf. The numbers represent the increased risk of baseline risk without that risk factor....in otherwords, if smoke, you have a 2.95x increased risk. Note that all risk factors combined add to a 129x increased risk, MUCH greater than any single risk factor alone. That is why is important to attack the whole problem, all its components, rather than choosing which ones to change. Good luck.
Avatar n tn While there are many good tests to check for heart disease (EKG, echos, stress tests, etc.), is there any good tests to check for stroke risk, ie; are routine CAT scans of the brain a good check for stroke risk, or is there too much cost and/or radiation with doing something like that?.. Also, when do you generally start treatment for hypertension, when someones BP is over 140/90, or when it is over 120/80?...And which number is more important, systolic or diastolic?....
25201 tn?1255580836 Breast MRI as a screening tool is not currently standard of care. MRI is used in combination with mammography, clinical examination +/- ultrasound based on risk factors. Research is ongoing to determine which patients should have breast MRI and when. If you have specific concerns about the use of MRI in your case, please discuss with your oncologist.
Avatar f tn What does all this mean and am i a high risk for breast cancer?
Avatar m tn The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had no heart disease risk factors. Ten of the men had never exercised for more than two hours a week. The remaining 30 had exercised for at least seven hours a week for more than five years, either beginning before age 30 or after age 40. Their regular exercise involved either cycling or running.
Avatar f tn Hi, Mammography is an excellent screening tool and after so many years, it is still the gold standard in breast health. However, no test is perfect. It is not uncommon that lumps are not seen on mammogram. This is especially true in women with dense breasts.The Ultrasound test will certainly shed more light concerning this lump.. also( If needed) an MRI as an additional screening tool can be very useful when breasts are dense. Best wishes and good luck.
467559 tn?1207233736 The CT scan is a fairly reliable test and it is still largely the choice imaging tool for investigating metastatic disease from known cancer. If the main problem is the back pain, the problem may be limited in the spine. For evaluating the spinal cord, the CT scan may have some problems resolving such tissues especially if there is no apparent involvement of bone. The MRI is the optimal test to perform as it would adequately visualize these soft-tissues.
Avatar n tn My daughter sufferd a massive stroke (cva) at the age of 3 years old(1981), she survived with care from the pediatric neurologist there at CCF, she is 20 years old now. What I need to know is stroke (cva), cavernous angioma, congential blood vessel abnormalality or vasular malformations hereditary? The reason I feel they must be is because my 15 year old nephew (healthy) had neuro sugery for a congenital blood vessel abnormalality, this is my sisters' son.
Avatar n tn Mammograms, even for dense breasts, I think are still a necessary screening tool. That said, you might consider also a breast MRI. Although they produce more false-positives, breast MRIs have been shown to be able to detect breast cancer while they are still too tiny for any other screening methods to detect even for dense breasts. Like mammograms, go to a center that does a lot of breast MRI since the skill and experience in reading by the breast imaging doctor makes all the difference.