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Procedure of Sputum Cytology in Lung Cancer

Dr. Babaiah M
20 Sep 2018
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Sputum Cytology is a test which is useful in finding out the presence of Lung Cancer.

Sputum Cytology is a test that determines the presence of cancer in lungs by testing sputum sample ie. the phlegm or secretions from lung to detect cancerous cells. This one is a cheap and quick test yet may not always give correct results. There is a possibility of getting a false negative (40%) ruling out cancer when it is present where as there are smaller chances of obtaining a false positive result (1%) indicating the presence of cancer in the lungs when it is not there. It is quite useful in knowing about squamous cell lung cancer that begins in the central airways yet may not be effective when it comes to other types of lung cancer that are spread on the other parts of the lungs.


Dr. Babaiah M

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Radiation Oncologist
Dr. M. Babaiah is a Radiation Oncologist practicing at American Oncology Institute in Lingampally, Hyderabad. Dr. M. Babaiah has completed his MBBS from Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool in the year 1975. Further, he completed MD in Radiotherapy from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in the year 1981. Dr. Babaiah has been awarded 'Nargis Dutt Foundation Award' in 1992 and Vaidya Shiromani Award in the year 1997. Later, he received 'Pioneer in Oncology Award' in 2009 and 'Rayalaseema Ratna Award' in the year 2011. In 2012, he was awarded the Ugadi Puraskaram Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has taken his training programs at Royal Marsden Medical Hospital in London and Booth Memorial Medical Center in New York. Dr. M. Babaiah has an experience of about a decade in this sphere. Dr. M. Babaiah is currently practicing at American Oncology Institute which is a Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Hyderabad. American Oncology Institute has also started a social initiative with the name "Cancer Aid Foundation". Book your FREE appointment with Dr. M. Babaiah at Elacancer.com.
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