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New blood test for prostate cancer is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies

Moespy
Moespy

Interesting article from Science Daily.

I did not experience any pain, bleeding or infection when I had my needle biopsy prior to my RP.

What are your thoughts?

sciencedaily.com/releases/2...

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I think this sounds great - hubby's PC was diagnosed via lymph node biopsy (rather than prostate biopsy) and frankly even though biopsy is a pretty low key thing - it is not as low key as a simple blood test. It was also pretty costly. I understand blood work can get pricy too - but I suspect not quite as pricy as having to have a pathologist review tissue samples.

Sounds great but I have no idea why they cannot offer this on a voluntary basis. I read so much stuff that looks good but is not available NOW. We need information to inform our life or death decision making. EN2 is another example of a test which exists but is not made available. They need a trial period and I want the trial. How hard can it be? Doomed to frustration by lack of current testing and lack of off label support.

Moespy
Moespy in reply to TFBUNDY

Have you looked into the Right To Try act?

fda.gov/patients/learn-abou...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right...

TFBUNDY
TFBUNDY in reply to Moespy

Not much good to me, my Old Mate. I live in the UK where the rules are different. I think ALL the rules are designed to thwart me....

Moespy
Moespy in reply to TFBUNDY

Sorry, bad assumption. Best wishes to you!

TFBUNDY
TFBUNDY in reply to Moespy

I will make contact with the researchers here in London and offer to buy them a pint.... Usually irresistible to a Brit....

Moespy
Moespy in reply to TFBUNDY

An offer of a second stick up the bum here works well!

TFBUNDY
TFBUNDY in reply to Moespy

Each to his own mate. I'll stick with a beer...

depotdoug
depotdoug in reply to TFBUNDY

Beer, biopsies and bum. Or a blood test. I just experienced a Guardant 360 Liquid Biopsy DNA genomic blood test this Tuesday. Now for the results. It’s more or says it ID’s my DNA genetics that are cancer causing culprits. I mean Activists. Bad guys. Amazing medicine. I looking into more info on that special blood biopsy today.

TFBUNDY
TFBUNDY in reply to depotdoug

Sounds a real mouthful. Let me know how the test pans out and exactly what they identify and more importantly how they use the information to inform treatment. Good luck with it.

depotdoug
depotdoug in reply to TFBUNDY

Will do. Got my Apple Calendar my MS outlook calendar. iPhone calendar pegged to look and ask for results from my Med Oncologist team. I’m actively monitoring my ADHT progress. Call it 2nd time around. This time with an ACE cancer team plus you guys too TFBUNDY.

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to TFBUNDY

Ted, Remember mind your P's and Q's...

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Thursday 09/12/2019 4:46 PM DST

TFBUNDY
TFBUNDY in reply to j-o-h-n

Ah the 4kin 4kin 4k... We're all 4kt.

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to TFBUNDY

Ted, here it is....

youtube.com/watch?v=a0igOyC...

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Thursday 09/12/2019 7:35 PM DST

Had the 4 T. Test 3 months before I was diagnosed with Stage 4. It said I had a 3 % chance of a aggressive cancer. Failed real bad. Should have had a biopsy. Because it didn’t catch the fact I already had the cancer. Beware

Moespy
Moespy in reply to larry_dammit

Have to agree. I would have had the blood test if it be we're available at that time; but depending on result probably would have had the biopsy as well if it showed any possibility of a problem.

It will take at least 10 years to be in use, that is way too long.

A poke in the eye with a stick beats pokes up your ass with a needle.

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Thursday 09/12/2019 4:49 PM DST

Drphil1938
Drphil1938 in reply to j-o-h-n

You were mentioned a few times in the post about Feces used to treat PCA yesterday, in a good way

🤠🍸🍸

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to Drphil1938

Thank you for the heads up.... I saw it... and responded....Thank goodness it was in a good way.... Howya doing by the way? One day I hope to speak to you on the phone (if it's ok with you)...

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Thursday 09/12/2019 7:54 PM DST

Drphil1938
Drphil1938 in reply to j-o-h-n

Anytime how do I get you my number or email

I had to google Feces.

This is the reply from ANGLE PLC who carried out the research on circulating cancer cells..

Thank you for your email.

The instrument is only for research use and is not cleared for clinical use. We are currently only selling the instrument to research institutions.

Hope that makes sense,

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