The poor step child to blood and tissue for diagnosis, urine, may be on a come back in medical diagnosis. No less than the Harvard School of Public Health has written about a study published in a page turner issue of Cancer Epidemiology, titled Biomarkers and Prevention, May 2008.
Let me give you the snapshot of snapshots of the study:
Some day in the hopefully not so distant future, doctors will be able to use a urine test to detect breast cancer.
If you did not hear the Angel Choir you may not be in the Cancer Community or in the medical health fields.
NO invasive tests, multiple blood draws, or surgeries for tissue samples, just Pee!
My company http://www.haralee.com/, donates to breast cancer research, and hopefully this kind of research will benefit from our donations. Menopausal women, busy women, all women, we usually don’t have a problem supplying a specimen. If that sample takes the place of other tests, I hear a collective “Wow”!
Urine testing has come a long way. This is an exciting prospect of where it may go. Not only diagnosis, but genetic predispositions may be around the next corner. Giving a urine sample, or peeing on a stick is the least stressful, least invasive, harmless procedure in the arsenal of diagnosing a disease. Indeed, urine may be getting the long sought respect it warrants!