Skip to comments.Gadget can diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes
Posted on 09/27/2009 3:32:59 PM PDT by Nachum
Toronto researchers have developed a portable device they say will accurately diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes.
The microchip technology, created by a pair of University of Toronto scientists, will be able to determine the severity of the tumours through a simple urine sample and produce quick diagnosis with no need for painful biopsies.
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Well, it sure beats the taking of a dozen or so samples of the prostate for biopsy.
Well there goes yer part time income
Doctor Barney Frank of Massachusetts claims to be able to diagnose prostate cancer in 30 seconds. He is seen here prepping a patient for the procedure.
Painful biopsy!!! is correct. When I was Dx’d with PCa a couple of years ago, it was after a procedure that I will explain if anyone is interested. Butt, I bet you can guess most of it...OUCH!
I would love to see more trials on, as that I lost my Grand Father to this & GOD forbid that this could be genitic as well.
The doctor’s “gadget” attempts to diagnose it in seconds - that seem like hours ... where does the gadget in this report have to live for those 30 minutes, he said with a clenched, er, ah, fist - yeah, that’s it, fist. No, wait ... oh, nevermind.
Just had a good friend go through the biopsy. They don’t take one tissue sample, they take ten. I’ll go with the gadget, thanks.
Damn and I was about to get the left shoe out of layaway.......
It probably is not hereditary, but if a man lives long enough he will have prostate cancer.
I just don’t want to run the risk. I have a lot of medical problems as it is!
“Just had a good friend go through the biopsy. They dont take one tissue sample, they take ten. Ill go with the gadget, thanks.”
Twelve, actually. And it hurts to sit for a month. OTOH, I’m not going to die of prostate cancer.
An that big class ring !
And knowing Canada care and Obamacare, there will be a 2-3 year wait for your turn to be diagnosed by this device.
The first ten are okay, but those last two... YOWWW!
Well, there’s a difference among doctors regarding number of samples, so it could be 10 or 12, or more. There’s usually a little recovery time, but if it hurt to sit for a MONTH, I’d pay more attention to hand size in choosing a urologist next time.
You are so correct. Damn, that was the longest counting to 12 I ever had in my life! I wouldn’t wish that little procedure on anybody.
Mine was thirteen. and I had no pain afterwards.
sounds better than my urologist’s gloved digit squeezing out that slide sample
damn it does hurt....I cannot figure why queers would ever like that
yep..kids ..smears for a PSA looksee are something you have to look forward to after 50 on an annual basis