• Has anyone heard of an HCG Urine test for cancer.

    Asked by GENMAR47 on Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Has anyone heard of an HCG Urine test for cancer.

    I recieved the info from a well meaning family friend who thinks I need to have done. She thinks she is helping me and I wouldn't hurt her for the world. It is called An HCG Urine test. The HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It tests for " abnormally dividing cells in your body." It is normally used in testing for pregnancy. I researched a little out of curiosty and found that you supposedly can only secrete HCG into your urine and blood by 3 things: pregnancy, a huge wound that is healing or cancer. I am interested in the networks thoughts and info on this.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Yes, it has been used as a pregnancy test for decades. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced during pregnancy that is made by the developing placenta after conception.Some cancerous tumors also produce this hormone so elevated levels measured when the patient is not pregnant can lead to a cancer diagnosis. If you have already been diagnosed with cancer, I don't see what the point would be in testing for this hormone level.

      almost 6 years ago
    • dora201077's Avatar

      yes, beta hcg has high values in pregnant women or when tumors are present in women and men.

      almost 6 years ago
    • Hobbs' Avatar

      Check out this web site www.navarroclinic.com. It gives a good explanation and what the readings indicate.

      over 5 years ago
    • raymondperkins' Avatar

      It is true that HCG urine tests have been used to detect pregnancy. There are home pregnancy test kits made by medical companies like you can see at http://www.ilexmedical.com/products.php?act=cat etc. used to measure a hormone (HCG) usually present in women’s urine that suspect pregnancy. However, with the advancement in research, the late Dr. Manuel D. Navarro has found that HCG urine test that can detects the presence of cancer cells. The test helps in determining how actively the patient’s body produces unnecessary cells or cell production control at a normal level.

      over 3 years ago

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