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c-myc Breakapart- FISH

The c-myc Breakapart- FISH test is a crucial diagnostic tool that aids in the detection of rearrangements, specifically translocations, of the c-myc gene. The c-myc gene is a type of proto-oncogene that controls cell growth and differentiation. Alterations in this gene can lead to the development of various forms of cancer.

  • Test Name c-myc Breakapart- FISH
  • Sample Type Bone marrow / Peripheral blood
  • Preparations Required No special preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time 5 days

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Frequently Asked Questions

The c-myc Breakapart- FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) test is a molecular diagnostic test that can identify changes or rearrangements in the c-myc gene. These changes can cause uncontrolled cell growth and lead to cancer.

Your doctor may order this test if you have symptoms suggestive of cancer, such as persistent fatigue, unexplained weight loss, and changes in the color or size of moles. The test can help confirm a diagnosis of cancer and determine the type of cancer.

The test involves obtaining a sample of your tissue, usually through a biopsy. The sample is then stained with fluorescent dyes that bind to the c-myc gene. Under a special microscope, the presence and location of the c-myc gene can be visualized, and any rearrangements can be detected.

A positive test result indicates that there is a rearrangement in the c-myc gene, suggesting the presence of cancer. A negative test result means no rearrangements were found, and it is less likely that you have cancer.

Certain conditions, such as a previous cancer treatment, may affect the test results. It's important to discuss your medical history with your doctor to ensure the most accurate results.

If your test result is positive, your doctor will guide you on the next steps, which may include further diagnostic tests and treatment planning.

The frequency of this test depends on your individual circumstances, such as your symptoms, medical history, and whether you're undergoing treatment for cancer.

Treatment depends on the type and stage of cancer. It may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or targeted therapy.

Genetic changes like the ones detected by this test can't be prevented. However, leading a healthy lifestyle, regular medical check-ups, and early detection can help manage the risk and consequences of cancer.

No, this test specifically detects cancers that are associated with c-myc gene rearrangements. Other types of cancers may require different tests.

The risks associated with this test are minimal and are related to the biopsy procedure, including infection, bleeding, and discomfort at the biopsy site.

People with symptoms suggestive of cancer or those who have been diagnosed with cancer and need further genetic analysis should have this test.

Yes, this test can be used to monitor your response to cancer treatment and detect any recurrence of the disease.

No, there are no specific instructions for this test. However, it's important to share your complete medical history with your doctor before the test.

No, this test requires a tissue sample, usually obtained through a biopsy, which must be performed in a clinical setting by a healthcare professional.

The c-myc Breakapart- FISH test is crucial for individuals suspected of having a c-myc gene-associated cancer. With the right diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment, one can manage the condition effectively and prevent further complications.

c-myc Breakapart- FISH
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