Doctors Use Prenatal Blood Tests To Detect Cancer In Women

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WELL, IT'S A FAIRLY COMMON PRENATAL TEST TO CHECK FOR CHROME SEW MALL PROBLEMS IN UTERO AND BEING DETERMINED TO DETECT CANCER IN MOTHERS DR MALLIKA MARSHALL HAS A LOOK Reporter: A TEST CAME BACK ABNORMAL WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH OWEN THE NONINVASIVE TEST PICKS UP DNA FROM MOTHER AND BABY

FURTHER TESTING SHOWED THE BAY BY WAS HEALTHY THEN THE DOCTOR SAID, "SO THEN THERE'S STILL THAT ABNORMAL RESULT FROM THE TEST THAT WE NEED TO LOOK INTO" Reporter: SHE WAS HAVING BLEEDING SHE BLAMED ON HEMORRHOIDS TESTS LATER SHOWED SHE HAD ANAL CANCER A NEW STUDY FROM TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER SHOWS THESE WIDELY-USED PRENATAL TESTS CAN DETECT CANCERS IN PREGNANT WOMEN

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT EIGHT WOMEN WITH ABNORMAL RESULTS IF THERE'S CANCER, THE TUMOR IS SHEDDING DNA INTO THE MOTHER'S BLOOD AS WELL AND THAT IS WHAT IS ACCOUNTING FOR THE THIS IMBALANCE Reporter: THE ADVANCED CANCER SPREAD TO HER LYMPH NODES AND LUNGS DOCTORS DELIVER ODD WEDNESDAY AT 32 WEEKS SO SHE COULD START CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION I'M THANKFUL FOR EVERY MINUTE I GET TO SPEND WITH HIM AND REFUSE TO BELIEVE THERE'S OTHER THAN — IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY BECAUSE — THE ALTERNATIVE, UH, UNFORTUNATELY, IS — NOT SOMETHING THAT I EVEN WANT TO THINK ABOUT Reporter: THE CANCEROUS NODULE IN HER LUNGS ARE SHRINKING AND HOPES FOR MORE GOOD NEWS AFTER SCANS LATER THIS SUMMER

Reporter: THE STUDY WAS FUNDED BY A MAKER OF ONE NONINVASIVE PRENATAL TEST THE DOCTOR SERVES ON AN ADVISORY PANEL FOR THE COMPANY AND SAID, YOU KNOW, SHE'S NOT ADVISING PEOPLE USE THIS AS A SCREENING TEST FOR CANCER BUT CANCER SPECIALISTS OR ONCOLOGISTS WILL TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS YOUNG WOMEN OF CHILD- BEARING AGE GENERALLY DON'T THINK ABOUT CANCER THAT'S WHY THIS WOMAN DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT AND SAID THIS TEST SAVED HER LIFE BECAUSE SHE WOULDN'T HAVE

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