Cancer can enter everybody’s lives at some point, whether it’ll be directly or indirectly. Every person in this planet knows someone who suffered or is suffering from this dreadful disease.
The treatment is long and sometimes it’s not effective at all. It includes surgery, chemotherapy, stem cell transplants and/or hormone therapy, all of them causing negative side-effects that can alter the state of healthy tissue and organs.
Treating cancers in their advanced stages is very difficult, but, according to Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, preventing these cancers from developing and treating them early on is easier than most people would expect.
“From one cancer cell to the tumor is 10 years. People can prevent cancer and this is what I tell people. Prevention is priceless. Because it’s very easy to treat early cancers,” Connealy said. “It’s a lot more work to treat stage four cancers.”
Early cancer diagnostics are crucial for the success rate of the treatment. For this, Connealy has compiled a variety of methods for detecting cancer in the body as early as possible.
For starters, a blood test that measures the amount of C-reactive protein in your blood, called CRP uses that C-reactive protein as an indicator of inflammation, which itself can be an indicator of cancer. But, inflammation doesn’t always indicate cancer, so Dr. Connealy often has patients take fish oil supplements to see if the inflammation is due to a nutrition deficiency in their diet.
“So when I have a patient that has high C-Reactive Protein, I say ‘Let’s take some fish oils and see if we can get it down’,” Connealy said. “I’ll go, ‘Okay… I’m going to give you two months, and we will repeat it’ so if it doesn’t go down then I usually go looking for cancer.”
Another method, called the Cancer Profile test is a blood and urine test that evaluates hormone, enzyme, organ and immune system activity to determine if you have cancer or not. The test is estimated to be 93%-95% accurate. This is specifically what the Cancer Profile measures:
- Human chorionic gonadotropin levels
- Phosphohexose Isomerase levels
- Liver function
- Thyroid health
- DHEA-sulfate levels
- Carcinoembryonic antigen levels
High human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels are often associated with pregnancy, but false positives of hCG can also signal the presence of certain types of cancers.
“If you’ve been pregnant you know about HCG because that’s the hormone of pregnancy. It also is the hormone of malignancy,” Connealy said. “The Cancer Profile detects two different blood markers of HCG and one in the urine.”
The enzyme Phosphohexose Isomerase (PHI) regulates anaerobic metabolism, and it is also one of the main cellular causes of malignancy.
“PHI is an enzyme involved in anaerobic (activity)—anaerobic means no oxygen; without oxygen,” Connealy said. “If that activity of that enzyme is elevated you have a cancer environment.”
Checking the liver function can also help detecting cancer, as the liver is the “organ of detoxification”. The test also checks thyroid health as an under active thyroid indicates a higher risk of cancer.
Basically, this test checks for levels of DHEA-sulfate, a hormone that is produced by the adrenal gland, and Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a protein that is normally found in the tissue of a developing fetus.
“If you don’t have good adrenal gland function you can’t handle the stress of whatever stress it is,” Connealy said. “And it also checks CEA, which is a non-specific marker for mini-cancers.”
ONCObolt is a highly sensitive, non-invasive blood test for cancer that detects the levels of a specific type of protein that is produced by cancer cells.
“All malignant cancer cells make a protein called ENOX2 protein,” Connealy said. “So that determines if you have that and where it is.”
Even though highly accurate, the only con of this method is that it is only available during the relatively later stages of cancer development.
“Unfortunately, the only downside about that is it probably gets it at year six. I want to get it in year one or two or three,” Connealy said.
Developed by Dr. Reinhold Voll, a famous physician, this method uses acupressure points to measure the function/health of the tissues and organs associated with those points and the information he used was computerized into Biomeridian and Vega machines.
“These machines will determine early on if cancer is brewing, simmering, or fermenting – whatever word you want to use – in your body,” Connealy said.
This method can detect cancer at its early stages so that patients can make natural lifestyle changes that can prevent it from fully developing.
“You can reverse that and turn it around by the proper nutrition, the proper (what) I call ‘foundational products’,” Connealy said. “and there’s targeted products that you can use to help rid your body of cancer.”