What you eat, how much and when; the amount and type of exercise you get; how you sleep; your genetic heritage; and your exposure to environmental toxins, all play a part in whether you will get cancer.
And, there is a lot you can do to influence every single one of those variables and how they impact whether you get cancer – and your success in beating it, if you do.
But the one variable, that will absolutely make the most difference on the effect that cancer will have in your life, is time.
With cancer, time is so crucial.
You see, one of the things that makes cancer so hard to treat is that it grows really quickly. And, because it grows so quickly (more quickly than it can typically find food and resources to keep it alive), many cancer cells naturally die of starvation.
These dead cancer cells form a very thick and highly protective, outer layer, like a hard outer shell, on your tumour. This shell makes it really hard for cancer treatments to reach their target - the living cancer cells inside the tumour.
So, the faster you are able to find out if you have cancer, the more control you can have over how defended your cancer is when you begin to treat it. This often means that you will need fewer treatments and your treatment will be far more effective.
According to current statistics, there’s about a 45% chance that you will get cancer. On top of this, there are hundreds of different Inheritable Mutations that can make you even more susceptible to many forms of cancer.
In fact, if you have a cancer-related inherited genetic mutation, your chances of developing cancer are even higher. And, up to 20% of cancers are not just influenced by these mutations, but directly caused by them.
These days, if you do have a cancer-related inherited genetic mutation, there is actually a lot you can do to reduce your chances of getting cancer. The sooner you start the right prevention strategy for your inherited mutation, the lower your chances of getting cancer will be. That’s definitely a good reason to know if you are carrying a cancer-related inherited mutation.
LBL’s Cancer Prevention Package makes sure you have the information and support you need to tick all the boxes on the "To-Do list" for cancer prevention. And to know you’re doing all you can for yourself and your loved ones.
It’s okay if you’re not so sure. To be fair, there was a time (not so long ago) when cancer treatment had a well-deserved bad reputation. It was very limited. Oncologists only had treatments like standard chemotherapy and broad radiation to offer their patients.
While these treatments provided important options for patients at the time – who otherwise would have had no options – these treatments also created some painful and distressing side effects, like nausea, hair loss, rashes and fatigue...often creating a whole new set of problems for cancer patients. The side effects were so unpleasant that they came to be known as the ‘lesser of two evils’. So, it’s understandable if this is what you imagine when you think of cancer treatment – and that you might think for a moment that you’d prefer not to know.
But, cancer treatment has come a long way since then. It’s not what it used to be.
Cancer treatment has evolved significantly. There are now numerous FDA approved targeted cancer treatments that are specifically designed to find and eliminate only the cells in your body that carry a certain cancerous mutation, leaving your healthy cells alone to flourish.
As a result, these new types of cancer treatments are far more effective than standard treatment and they have far fewer and less severe side effects than traditional cancer treatments.
So, cancer treatment is not what it used to be. Instead of just a limited amount of treatment options, there are now hundreds of treatment options.
How can you take advantage of these new and improved cancer treatments?
A simple blood test, called Liquid Biopsy, will ensure you get the right cancer treatment. It will also give you confidence that your cancer is disappearing and, eventually, gone.
Let’s say it’s years down the road from now. And because you made the choice to use liquid biopsy testing to find and monitor your cancer-related inherited mutations, you were able to prevent cancer from developing for many years.
And because we were keeping an eye out for any cancerous activity (using routine liquid biopsy testing), as soon as cancer did try to grow in your body, you caught it extremely early on – years before the cancer would have appeared on standard imaging tests like CT, X-ray, Ultrasound or MRI.
And because you found it so early, you were able to get treatment before your tumor had a chance to build its trademark teflon-esque defensive walls. Your cancer was not yet advanced enough to defend itself from the treatment, nor to metastasize and mutate further.
Because of this, you were able to get rid of your cancer with new targeted treatments that didn’t give you any crappy side effects. You also didn’t lose your life savings or have to mortgage your home to pay for a long treatment process and a long recovery.
You used Liquid Biopsy testing to detect it as early as possible, when your treatment could be the most successful.
And now, because your last liquid biopsy test showed 0% of the cancerous mutation, anywhere in your body, your treatment is over. Regardless if it was your second, fourth, or eight treatment, you had just the right amount. And you know it.
Now, every year, you go for just a simple routine blood test – and you have true peace of mind that your cancer is really gone. And you are back to living your life, your way.
If you wait to find out if you have cancer, you lose very precious time: Time that could give you a lot of power over cancer.
With the latest advancements in cancer prevention and treatment, the sooner you know if you have a cancer-related inherited mutation, the sooner you can have confidence that you’re doing everything you can to prevent cancer and improve your chances of complete recovery.
Liquid Biopsy Labs’ Cancer Prevention Program make this the reality for cancer patients and their families every day, around the world.
We have partnerships with clinics and doctors around the globe. Let us know what you’d like to be able to provide your patients and we’ll work with you to make it a reality. Contact us to learn more.
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For individuals with cancer, please visit our sister site, Cancer Treatment Options and Management, for Precision Oncology services designed just for you and your care team. CTOAM will coordinate your precision diagnosis – including your personalized liquid biopsy tests – and develop a targeted therapy plan based on what is truly causing your cancer to grow. Cancer Treatment Options and Management will partner with your oncologist to administer and monitor the very best treatment for your cancer.