When you go for your yearly physical, one of the most important tests that they will conduct is a Pap smear for prostate cancer. This test is very helpful in detecting if there is any abnormal pap smear growths on the prostate gland. It will also determine if there are any abnormalities and if there are at great chances of having cancer in the future. The doctor who orders this test will determine the follow-up visits as well as the treatment plan that is appropriate for you. Most doctors do not perform this kind of testing on their patients unless there is an immediate concern on the patient’s health.
This is considered to be one of the most thorough tests that are done for the detection of cancer and other diseases. A blood sample will be drawn from the prostate gland, which has been enlarged due to some factors. The sample will undergo laboratory tests and will be sent to the doctor. Based on the results, the doctor will determine the severity of your condition and if it is worthy for treatment. Usually, this kind of test can be ordered by your doctor within one visit to ensure proper diagnosis and follow-up.
An abnormal pap smear for cancer usually suggests that there is already a cancerous growth. This may be a result of a new cancer cell that has formed during the time that the cancer was growing. Although you may still have cancer even without cancer, the presence of the abnormal cells indicate that the potential for cancer is present. It is often the case that when a person tests positive for cancer that many additional diseases could have been caused by the cancer alone.
The types of tests that may be ordered include: prostate specific antigen test (PSA), a bone tissue test (BCT), and a prostate special test (PSRT). Blood samples are taken from the prostate gland and the bladder and will be sent via courier to the doctor. These blood tests will tell the doctor if cells from the prostate gland and/or the bladder are abnormal. Urine samples may also be drawn and sent, as well as blood, and bone tissue tests. Tests for HIV, hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea, and chlamydia may also be done.
You should go to your doctor right away if you suspect that you have an STD. A negative result from one or more of these tests does not mean that you do not have an STD. You should seek treatment for STDs to prevent spreading the disease to other people. Positive test results may only indicate that you need to be test for chlamydia. The only way to find out for sure what the problem is to take a test for an STI.
Testing for an STD should be done by anyone who has sexual contact with a person who has one. People who have had multiple partners, multiple sex partners, or sexual relations with someone who is a diagnosed patient of cancer should be tested. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, so taking steps to protect yourself against STIs is very advisable.