New cheap test for RCC?

jason.2835
jason.2835 Member Posts: 337 Member

Just found this while browsing... A urine sample in certainly a fast and inexpensive way to test! I am always looking for the breakthrough that will allow cancers to be detected early and prolong prognosis for all patients! I'm not sure if this is an old idea, but the article is new so enjoy! 

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-kidney-cancer-early-urine.html

- Jay

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    Sounds promising.

    Where do our brothers and sisters line up for the test.

     

    Icemantoo

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 1,060 Member
    icemantoo said:

    Sounds promising.

    Where do our brothers and sisters line up for the test.

     

    Icemantoo

    Would be great to have

    Would be great to have something like this. for us women yearly visits to gynocologist are a must, for example. But there are not so many other easy tests to check for other cancers. Checking an urine sample once per year would be a cool and quick way to save lives. Otherwise - who gets ultrasounds or CT scans with no syMptoms? Noone. And when there are symptoms, sometimes it could be too late...

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Allochka said:

    Would be great to have

    Would be great to have something like this. for us women yearly visits to gynocologist are a must, for example. But there are not so many other easy tests to check for other cancers. Checking an urine sample once per year would be a cool and quick way to save lives. Otherwise - who gets ultrasounds or CT scans with no syMptoms? Noone. And when there are symptoms, sometimes it could be too late...

    That would be great and

    That would be great and sounds very promising. My question is, if you have had kidney cancer, such as ourselves, if they tested our urine now would those proteins be elevated simply because we had RCC? Or would they be normal? And if elevated, would it be due to having had it previously or would it indicate that it returned? That wasn't explained in the article.

  • SFBob
    SFBob Member Posts: 33
    APny said:

    That would be great and

    That would be great and sounds very promising. My question is, if you have had kidney cancer, such as ourselves, if they tested our urine now would those proteins be elevated simply because we had RCC? Or would they be normal? And if elevated, would it be due to having had it previously or would it indicate that it returned? That wasn't explained in the article.

    Earthshaking

    Same questions here. I wonder if this has value as a screening tool for those of us who have been lucky enough to have had it caught previously. I'll ask my urologist about it when I have my upcoming first-follow-up appointment.

    I would guess that, like all new discoveries, if this does pan out it will be a while before it ends up in general use. But if everything is as the article states, it sounds potentially "earthshaking".

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    SFBob said:

    Earthshaking

    Same questions here. I wonder if this has value as a screening tool for those of us who have been lucky enough to have had it caught previously. I'll ask my urologist about it when I have my upcoming first-follow-up appointment.

    I would guess that, like all new discoveries, if this does pan out it will be a while before it ends up in general use. But if everything is as the article states, it sounds potentially "earthshaking".

    Daisy Dog?

    Bob,

     

    You look like a double for my Daisy Dog, Piper.

     

    Icemantoo

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • SFBob
    SFBob Member Posts: 33
    icemantoo said:

    Daisy Dog?

    Bob,

     

    You look like a double for my Daisy Dog, Piper.

     

    Icemantoo

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ah, that's Marmie--wonderful dog from my childhood.

    Bob