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Test to Identify High Risk Bowel Cancer

Scientists have developed a new test which can identify aggressive types of bowel cancer.  According to the scientists, chemotherapy has only been used for treatment of aggressive types of bowel cancer.  The problem was that it was difficult to identify whether the person had an aggressive type of colon cancer.  For that reason, surgery without chemotherapy had been the treatment.Now, scientists have developed a test to identify a stem cell marker called Lamin A.  Those patients with the Lamin A marker have an aggressive form of colon cancer and should be treated with surgery and chemotherapy.

The findings were published in the Public Library of Science Journal PLOSone.

For more information about colon cancer, check our online library.  If you suspect that your colon cancer was not timely and properly diagnosed or treated, please call us at 412-471-4300 , or email us.  At Berger & Lagnese, our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice, and work on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Beaver, Erie, Washington, and all courts in Western Pennsylvania.  Our team of lawyers will find out what happened with your medical care and will get you the answers to your questions.