Saturday, May 30, 2015

Detecting Cancer through Blood Tests

Having the ability to spread throughout the body rapidly, cancer has been identified to be one of the major causes of death in many countries as stated in the annual report of Cancer Facts and Figures 2013.

Cancer refers to a large number of diseases characterized by the growth of abnormal cells, which divide and develop out of control. Though certain kinds of cancer can be treated with chemotherapy and other homeopathic remedies, experts always believe that early diagnosis still works best.

Individuals, who are already experiencing signs and symptoms of cancer, are highly advised to seek help from qualified medical experts to undergo comprehensive medical check-ups and corresponding laboratory tests. 

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One of which is the complete blood count (CBC), a blood test that helps detect some blood cancers, including some diseases like multiple myeloma, leukemia, and lymphoma. Through this, the patient will determine his blood cell count and if each measurement is still within the normal range or typical test value. 

There have also been some innovative blood tests to aid in early detection of cancer such as the Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity (LGS) test, a universal blood test that measure the damage of white blood cells, and the AMAS  (Anti-Malignin Antibody in Serum), an antibody test that measures the levels of antibody in the system.

Though these new pioneering tests are relatively new in the medical practice, many cancer specialists still recommend and administer these cancer diagnostic tests. Medical researchers and health practitioners from different parts of the world continue their efforts in enhancing existing cancer treatment procedures and discovering new trends and practices to fight cancer.

Most importantly, if one is diagnosed with cancer, it would be helpful if he/she can get the best support group to easily deal and cope with cancer. Many patients have recovered from cancer primarily because of effective cancer management program, continuous medication and therapy, and most of all, a caring support system that gives them emotional and moral support. 

Let's fight cancer... remembering Tito Dong.

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