A non-invasive liquid biopsy test is in the works at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Researchers are trying to pinpoint the possibility that prostate cancer will eventually be able to be tested for with a liquid that is attempting to detect abnormalities within the urine. These abnormalities would eventually be able to detect any signs of prostate cancer by comparing the RNA and other metabolic chemicals. Although these tests are still being done, this can be something many people would feel relieved about. Most processes of detecting prostate cancer are not only invasive, they are not 100% guaranteed to detect cancer.
Simple, Non-Invasive Advancement Against Prostate Cancer
As one of the most common forms of cancer in men, prostate cancer has been plaguing the world for a long time. However, due to normal invasive testing, we still don’t have a tried and true way to test for prostate cancer with 100% success. The goal of these studies has been to find a non-invasive way to detect prostate cancer with complete accuracy. This noninvasive liquid biopsy looks for RNA and metabolic chemicals within the urine that could signify if prostate cancer was true. The researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered that there are cancer-specific changes within urine RNA and other metabolites that could definitely be tested for.
Lessening the Difficulty and Inaccuracy of Current Invasive Prostate Cancer Tests
Thanks to a combination of RNA deep-sequencing and mass spectrometry, these cancer specific changes within the RNA and dietary byproducts have been found. After much more testing and working with larger groups of patients to ensure complete accuracy, these urine tests will soon be available. Many people are too scared or worried to have prostate cancer testing done. This is due to the invasive and not as accurate results. If these non-invasive tests are tried and true, then this will be a game changer for Urologists.
Have you ever had a moment where you were unsure if you were going to make it to the toilet to urinate? Or maybe even felt like a little bit of urine had been released after coughing? These are both signs of urinary incontinence. Millions of people all over the world have issues with urinary incontinence. This problem could make life very difficult on a day to day basis. Being unable to control your urination patterns can be very embarrassing and discomforting. There are multiple types of urinary incontinence. If you or someone you know has issues with urination, then talking to a Urologist at Z Urology can be a simple and easy fix.
Different Types of Urinary Incontinence
There are five main types of urinary incontinence. Each one depicting a situation where the body is under some type of stress causing the release of urine.
- Stress Incontinence
- Stress incontinence is the most common for of urinary incontinence. This is when the body is under some type of abdominal strain from either physical exertion or sneezing / coughing. Due to this abdominal strain, there are traces of urine that leak.
- Urge Incontinence
- Urge incontinence is mainly what happens when people have the sudden feeling of needing to urinate. However, because this sudden urge was felt at the latest possible time, they are unable to reach the toilet. This is mainly due to blockage within the bladder.
- Overflow Incontinence
- Overflow incontinence is exactly as it sounds. If there is too much urine stored up and has not been released, then trace amounts will begin to flow out through the urinary sphincter.
- Mixed Incontinence
- Mixed incontinence is usually a combination of both stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
- Functional Incontinence
- Functional incontinence is an urge incontinence that is in combination with a physical ailment that makes it difficult for them to reach the bathroom in time to urinate.
Z Urology is proud to offer telemedicine urology for anyone needing to see a urologist during the Coronavirus pandemic.
At Z Urology our telemedicine portal is state of the art and very easy for patients to use. Here is some simple step by step instructions that you can use to see one of our doctors online today via our telemedicine portal.
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At Z Urology Our Practice Specializes In The Following
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If so then you have come to the right place! At Z Urology, we are a modern and accomplished urological team. We proudly have multiple offices all over South Florida and that includes Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. At Z Urology our doctors are amazing, board-certified and fellowship-trained. Our offices have in house ultrasounds which allows us to get to the root of your medical problem quickly. Usually, in just one visit. Which also saves you an extra trip to an imaging center. So if you have a urological issue that you believe may require an ultrasound. Then coming to our office could save you a lot of time, worries, and waiting. At Z Urology its this type of high-end medical care that has kept our patients happy and healthy.
Our Urological Practice Specializes in the Following Procedures and More!
If you have a need for any of our urological medical procedures listed above or have another urological medical issue that you would like to address. Then please contact our urology office right away. A member of our large medical staff is standing by and waiting to take your call. Once you reach our office for your visit our nurses will take wonderful care of you. Our doctors will answer all of your questions and get you back on the road to recovery.