Cancer (malignancy) is an abnormal growth of cells. It is the second leading cause of death worldwide, with 1 out of 6 deaths globally due to cancer.
There are over 100 types or cancers, all with varying symptoms and severities. Age is the biggest single risk factor, with risk significantly increasing over 50 years old.
The most common cancers in men are lung, prostate and colorectal cancer. The most common cancers in women are breast, colorectal and lung.
Risk factors include aging, smoking, overweight, sun exposure, radiation exposure, carcinogens, family history of cancers, poor diet ( low nutrition ); amongst many others.
Cancer mortality can be reduced significantly if cases are detected and treated early. There are 2 components of early detection: cancer screening and early diagnosis.
This test provides a detailed body composition analysis giving an approximation of your body’s reserves of fat, protein, water and muscle contents.
AFP (alpha feto protein) helps diagnose and monitor treatment for certain cancers of the liver, ovaries or testicles. A raised value increases the likelihood of cancer. Early detection greatly improves response to treatment.
CEA is a tumour marker for certain cancers like colon, bladder, breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, stomach and thyroid. A raised value increases the likelihood of cancer. Early detection greatly improves response to treatment.
▸ CA 19.9 (Pancreas, Digestive System)
This is a pancreatic cancer marker. A raised value increases the likelihood of pancreatic cancer. Early detection greatly improves response to treatment.
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▸ Typed Executive Medical Report
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