Cancer and Tumor Marker Men's Screening

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These are the most common cancers in men: 

  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Melanoma skin cancer.
SEE BELOW THE LIST OF TESTS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT – Men's Cancer and Tumor Marker Screening Blood Tests


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This assay is intended for use in the assessment of risk for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver disease.

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The major sources of amylase are the pancreas and the salivary glands. The most common cause of elevation of serum amylase is inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). In acute pancreatitis, serum amylase begins to rise within 6-24 hours, remains elevated for a few days and returns to normal in 3-7 days. Other causes of elevated serum amylase are inflammation of salivary glands (mumps), biliary tract disease and bowel obstruction. Elevated serum amylase can also be seen with drugs (e.g., morphine) which constrict the pancreatic duct sphincter preventing excretion of amylase into the intestine.

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The CA 125 level can provide prognostic information in the follow-up management of patients with ovarian carcinoma. The assay should be used as an adjunctive test in the management of ovarian cancer patients. CA 125 is not recommended as a cancer screening procedure to detect cancer in the general population

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A large percentage of patients with gastrointestinal tumors (such as pancreatic, liver, gastric, colorectal tumors) and some other malignancies have been shown to have elevated serum CA 19-9 levels. Serum CA 19-9 levels may be useful for monitoring disease activity or predicting relapse following treatment. CA 19-9 should not be used as a screening test.

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) and AFP-L3 [ 19529 ]
  • CA 19-9 [ 4698 ]
  • PSA, Free and Total [ 31348 ]

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) and AFP-L3 [ 19529 ]
  • Amylase [ 243 ]
  • CA 19-9 [ 4698 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • CEA [ 978 ]
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) [ 593 ]
  • PSA, Free and Total [ 31348 ]
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb) [ 267 ]
     

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) and AFP-L3 [ 19529 ]
  • Amylase [ 243 ]
  • CA 19-9 [ 4698 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • CEA [ 978 ]
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) [ 11290 ]
  • Gastrin [ 478 ]
  • hCG, Total, Quantitative [ 8396 ]
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) [ 593 ]
  • PSA, Free and Total [ 31348 ]
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb) [ 267 ]
     

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) and AFP-L3 [ 19529 ]
  • Amylase [ 243 ]
  • CA 19-9 [ 4698 ]
  • Calcitonin [ 30742 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • CEA [ 978 ]
  • DCP (Des-Gamma-Carboxy-Prothrombin) [ 19982 ]
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) [ 11290 ]
  • Gastrin [ 478 ]
  • hCG, Total, Quantitative [ 8396 ]
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) [ 593 ]
  • PSA, Free and Total [ 31348 ]
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb) [ 267 ]
     

Calcitonin concentration is increased in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma. Calcitonin concentrations may be used to monitor disease.





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Increased serum CEA levels have been detected in persons with primary colorectal cancer and in patients with other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, ovarian, prostatic, liver and pancreatic cancers. Elevated serum CEA levels have also been detected in patients with nonmalignant disease, especially patients who are older or who are smokers. CEA levels are not useful in screening the general population for undetected cancers. However, CEA levels provide important information about patient prognosis, recurrence of tumors after surgical removal, and effectiveness of therapy.

A Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel is used as a screening test for various disease states including anemia, leukemia and inflammatory processes.

A CBC blood test includes the following biomarkers: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet count, Neutrophils, Lymphs, Monocytes, Eos, Basos, Neutrophils (Absolute), Lymphs (Absolute), Monocytes(Absolute), Eos (Absolute), Basos (Absolute), Immature Granulocytes, Immature Grans (Abs)


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The DCP assay is intended for in vitro diagnostic use as an aid in the risk assessment of patients with chronic liver disease for progression to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in conjunction with other laboratory findings and clinical assessment.

The fecal occult blood test is an immunochromatographic fecal occult blood test that qualitatively detects human hemoglobin from blood in fecal samples. This is a useful screening aid for detecting primarily lower gastrointestinal (G.I.) disorders that may be related to iron deficiency anemia, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, polyps, adenomas, colorectal cancers or other G.I. lesions that can bleed. It is recommended for use by health professionals as part of routine physical examinations and in screening for colorectal cancer or other sources of lower G.I. bleeding.

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For the diagnosis and monitoring of gastrin-secreting tumors, gastric ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Increased in pernicious anemia.

hCG may reach detectable limits within 7-10 days of conception. hCG is produced by the placenta and reaches a peak between the 7th and 10th week of gestation. hCG is a glycoprotein hormone produced by the syncytiotrophoblast of the placenta and secreted during normal pregnancy and with pathologic conditions such as hydatidiform mole, choriocarcinoma and testicular neoplasm. Order hCG, Total, Qualitative, Urine, if hCG serum result is inconsistent with clinical presentation.

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) (LDH)

Elevations in serum lactate dehydrogenase occur from myocardial infarction, liver disease, pernicious and megaloblastic anemia, pulmonary emboli, malignancies, and muscular dystrophy


Protein electrophoresis is a test that measures specific proteins in the blood. The test separates proteins in the blood based on their electrical charge. The protein electrophoresis test is often used to find abnormal substances called M proteins.


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Elevated serum PSA concentrations have been reported in men with prostate cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and inflammatory conditions of the prostate.

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In men over 50 years with total PSA between 4.0 and 10.0 ng/mL, the percent (%) free PSA gives an estimate of the probability of cancer. In these circumstances the measurement of the % free PSA may aid in avoiding unnecessary biopsies. Elevated levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) have been associated with benign and malignant prostatic disorders. Studies indicate that in men 50 years or older measurement of PSA is a useful addition to the digital rectal exam in the early detection of prostate cancer. In addition, PSA decreases to undetectable levels following complete resection of the tumor and may rise again with recurrent disease or persist with residual disease. Thus, PSA levels may be of assistance in the management of prostate cancer patients.

Measurement of thyroglobulin antibodies is useful in the diagnosis and management of a variety of thyroid disorders including Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves Disease and certain types of goiter.


Did you know that 39.5% of men will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetimes? This means that it's likely that you could be one of these individuals who receive a diagnosis.

Hearing that you have cancer isn't great news by any means, but thanks to new technologies and treatments, you'll have a better shot at surviving today than ever before. In fact, many cancers are considered reversible if they're found in the early stages of development.

To catch cancer early, you should invest in cancer screening blood tests. These can help catch cancer signs in the body before the cancer cells have a chance to spread elsewhere.

Keep reading to learn more about cancer screening blood tests and how you can look for cancer symptoms in men.

What Is Cancer in Men?

Cancer is a very broad term that describes the group of diseases that occur with DNA mutation in human cells. More specifically, these DNA mutations and other cellular changes cause uncontrolled growth, division, and movement of cells throughout the body.

Normally, the body has a built-in mechanism to stop these kinds of problems in the body. However, cancer cells lack the components that would normally make them stop.

These are the most common cancers in men: 

  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Melanoma skin cancer.

Risk Factors for Cancer in Men

Cancer is a multifactorial disease, which means that several different factors can contribute to one case. Here are some of the most notable risk factors of cancer that we can prevent:

  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Excess body weight
  • Poor nutrition
  • Physical inactivity
  • Prolonged sun exposure
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to some chemicals

In addition to these preventable factors, there are other factors that aren't preventable. These include the following:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex

You can't change your family history or your biological sex, but you can make lifestyle choices that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer. Focus on the risk factors you can control rather than obsessing about the ones you can't.

Causes of Cancer in Men

Cancer develops when there is a mutation in the DNA in your body cells. DNA tells the body's cells how to perform, grow, and divide. Without these explicit instructions, cell growth can run wild.

Gene mutations can cause cells to grow rapidly without correcting mistakes in DNA errors. These cells will also lose the stop mechanism that would tell them when to stop uncontrolled cell growth.

You could be born with these gene mutations or develop them after birth. Mutations can also be caused by the following:

  • Smoke
  • Radiation
  • Viruses
  • Carcinogens
  • Obesity
  • Hormones
  • Inflammation

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Cancer in Men?

The signs and symptoms of cancer in men vary depending on the body part that the cancer cells are affecting. However, most cancers have the same general signs and symptoms:

  • A lump under the skin
  • An area of thickening on the skin
  • General fatigue
  • Unintended weight changes
  • Skin changes
  • Changes in urinary frequency
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hoarseness
  • Indigestion after eating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Fevers
  • Night sweats
  • Easily bruising

These signs and symptoms are located all over the body because cancer is a systemic disease. Even before cancer is able to spread throughout the body, it causes hormonal and metabolic changes. This causes a plethora of symptoms.

How Is Cancer in Men Diagnosed?

A cancer diagnosis occurs with a full workup. Your doctor may conduct a physical exam, cancer screening laboratory tests, imaging tests, and biopsies as needed. Depending on the symptoms you're experiencing, the physician will look at different areas of your body.

For example, if you're complaining of abdominal pain, they will get lab and image tests that pertain to the abdomen.

These tests can help healthcare workers determine if you have cancerous cells. Along with a biopsy, they can determine whether the cancer is benign or malignant.

The Lab Tests to Screen, Diagnose, and Monitor Cancer in Men

The best way to catch cancer is through screening tests. These tests aim to catch the disease early before it can cause any lasting damage to your body.

At Ulta Lab Tests, our cancer screening blood panel for men looks at the following tests:

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein - an elevated value suggests the presence of primary liver cancer or germ cell tumor
  • CA 125 - an elevated value suggests that you may have cancer as it measures cancer antigens in the blood
  • CA 19-9 - a protein that scientists associate with pancreatic cancer
  • CEA - an elevated level suggests that you may have cancer of the colon, rectum, prostate, ovary, lung, thyroid, or liver
  • PSA Total - the prostate-specific antigen that looks for signs of prostate cancer

By looking at all of these values, you and your healthcare provider can make better decisions regarding your health. If one of these tests results come back out of range, you need to get medical care to determine the stage and severity of your condition.

Get the Cancer Screening Blood Tests You Need at Ulta Lab Tests

If you think that you might have cancer, you need cancer screening blood tests.

The earlier that you detect cancer, the better the outlook of your cancer treatment will be. Early diagnosis is key when it comes to longevity and quality of life.

Ulta Lab Tests provides accurate and reliable tests that can help you make more informed decisions about your healthcare. Here are a few of the benefits you can take advantage of with Ulta Lab Tests:

  • You'll get secure and confidential results
  • You don't need health insurance
  • You don't need a physician's referral
  • You'll get affordable pricing
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Order your cancer screening blood tests today. You'll get your results online in about 24 to 48 hours for most tests that we offer.

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