Navigation Links
Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

At times when the breast lumps are too small to be picked up by a mammogram, the patient may be unaware that she is a potential candidate for breast cancer. But to offset this problem, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore headed by Dr. Saraswathi Sukumar, have devised a new method of detecting early stages of breast cancer by using a new method called ductal lavage. Ductal lavage, involves "washing" breast milk ducts with saline and examining cells for signs of precancerous or cancerous changes.

Sukumar's team examined samples of ductal fluid from women with breast cancer and women without the disease to detect signs of a process called methylation.

The presence of markers for this process suggests that a woman has breast cancer or precancerous breast cells, according to her. Ductal lavage is a "very sensitive, relatively simple test," according to Sukumar.

The procedure, which takes about half an hour to perform, eventually may become a part of routine breast cancer screening, she said. Ductal lavage "would be a great tool for assessing risk," according to Sukumar.

If the lavage detected precancerous cells, a woman could be followed more closely to see whether she developed cancer, Sukumar explained. Based on the test, women might be treated with drugs shown to prevent breast cancer.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Correlation Between Bile Duct Obstruction and Ductal Cancer Found
2. Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers
3. “Brain fingerprinting”- The new lie detectr
4. Better prostate cancer detection
5. Early detection of prostate cancer
6. Early detection of heart attack
7. Cytobrush to detect oral cancer
8. New device for detecting artery blockages
9. Prototype Detector detects Anthrax Quickly
10. Schizophrenia detected early
11. Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... In recognition of Colon ... enterprise focused on cancer patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups, and MJH Studios™, ... video series, “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts,” that focuses on Colorectal Cancer detection, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... provider, today announced that its digital marketing solutions have enabled Children’s Hospital of ... in 24 months. , Recognizing the value of a digital marketing approach, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... An ... mosquitoes could occasionally transmit HIV, reports Leslie Norins, MD, PhD. He says ... cases of domestically transmitted Zika virus and in new infections with HIV. ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... University Orthopedics (UOI) today announced the addition ... Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at Newport Hospital. Dr. Bragdon specializes in hand, ... Hand Surgery. , As the leader of comprehensive orthopedic care in the ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... Last year, 43 ... a US Department of Agriculture report. While excess dairy can be caused by ... role. Lactose sensitivity is the inability to properly digest lactose, a sugar found in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... , 22 de marzo de 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... global líder de soluciones de productos y servicios ... hoy que ha adquirido EPL Archives, Inc., una ... los clientes en todo el ciclo de vida ... ofreciendo una muestra de archivo, almacenamiento de documentos ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... DUBLIN , Mar. 22, 2017 Research ... Care Devices Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" ... ... to grow at a CAGR of around 10.9% over the next ... This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 22, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), ... health and big data solutions, today reported financial ... month period ended December 31, 2016. ... $2.8 million, increased 241% compared to the full ... growth throughout the entire year  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: