No one wants a cancer diagnosis, but one thing is certain: if you’re going to get the diagnosis, you want to receive it as early as possible in the disease process. Early detection is one of the most important factors in successfully battling and winning the battle against cancer.
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine, we offer all of our patients actionable options for cancer screening and early cancer detection testing. To schedule a confidential consultation with Water’s Edge Natural Medicine – or to order the tests by mail - complete the form below or call us at (206) 966-4522 today!
Cancer screening is a process that involves looking for cancer before its telltale symptoms appear, which is when cancer may be easier to treat. Screening tests can help reduce the advancement of the disease process and allow treatment in time to save or prolong life.
There are a variety of risk factors that may not cause it but can definitely increase your chances of developing cancer, including:
The list of symptoms below is not intended to be diagnostic of cancer. Most symptoms that cause alarm and make you consider the possibility of cancer actually have another explanation – some other illness, an injury, or even a benign tumor. Even if you do have cancer, there are a wide range of symptoms that could signal any of the many forms of cancer, and each individual may experience a different combination of symptoms.
It's most important to pay attention to symptoms that don’t get better within a few weeks. It’s rare that cancer will cause severe symptoms or pain in its early stages, so don’t wait until you experience pain or severe symptoms before being seen.
Some of the possible early symptoms of the most common cancers could include:
It is important to understand your particular symptoms and their origin during the diagnosis stage of your treatment at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine. To properly diagnose your particular condition – whether it’s cancer or something else - we will conduct thorough testing and a comprehensive medical evaluation. If your symptoms, taken in sum, suggest cancer, we will certainly offer you every available venue for screening, testing, diagnosis, treatment and any necessary referrals to cancer specialists and clinical trials.
In many cancers, detection at an early stage – when combined with prompt treatment – helps avoid more aggressive treatments and is associated with significantly reduced mortality. There are two distinct approaches to early detection—screening and early diagnosis. Roughly 70 percent of cancers are caused by cancers not normally screened for. When cancers are diagnosed early – before they have a chance to spread – the five-year survival rates are four times higher than cancers discovered later.
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA, we are able to offer the following cancer screening and testing options:
Galleri Pre-Cancer Screening Test: Galleri is a multi-cancer early-detection test that screens for 50 different cancers - many of which are not normally screened for – with a simple blood draw.
Despite its average sensitivity (51% sensitivity to 12 most common cancers), when used as a complement to single cancer screening tests, the Galleri test is still one of the most helpful cancer screening tools on the market.
The Galleri test can be included in a routine visit at our offices, so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to discuss with us if the Galleri test is right for you. We not only offer this screening test in our offices, but we can also ship out the testing kit to our out-of-state patients.
If a cancer signal is found, the results can point to where in the body the cancer is coming from – which can help guide our next steps. For more information about this essential screening test, visit the Galleri site.
In addition to the Galleri test, we can offer referrals for the Prenuvo Full Body Scan. There are different versions of the scan at different costs – and the Prenuvo scan can detect conditions ranging from cancer to spinal conditions to MS. Prenuvo can scan solid organs of your chest, abdomen, and pelvis for solid tumors 1.5cm or larger. The pelvis scan is sensitive to smaller prostate, cervical, uterine and ovarian tumors. It can also scan the head and neck for brain and neck tumors, including larynx, tongue and oral cancers.
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA, we understand that an accurate diagnosis is the first step in treating cancer, but cancer screening and testing is the first step in determining whether cancer is a potential health concern for you. At your initial consultation, we will take a complete medical history which will include a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms. We recommend that you prepare a list of your symptoms prior to your first consultation. In order to determine our options, we may need to administer medical tests to rule out other conditions.
If you have symptoms or concerns – or simply want to do cancer screenings on a regular basis as part of a prevention lifestyle - we invite you to reach out to us. We’re here for you, every step of the way, and happy to answer any questions you may have about your symptoms and our methods for screening and early detection of cancer.
1000 2nd Ave, Suite 2920
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 966-4522
Fax: (206) 283-1924
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326 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 240-4868
Fax: (650) 494-4939
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