Cancer Screening Specialist

Turtle Healing Band Clinic

Alternative Medicine Physicians & Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine located in 2 Miles from the strip (East Side), Las Vegas, NV

Early detection of cancer gives you a better chance of overcoming this devastating disease. At Turtle Healing Band Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, the experienced team of alternative medicine providers offers early cancer screenings for at-risk populations. These cutting-edge tests find the root cause of the disease and can inform a successful treatment plan before complications arise. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more about cancer screening.

Cancer Screening Q & A

What is cancer screening?

Cancer screenings help practitioners find cancer before symptoms arise. Often, when symptoms of cancer do appear, the disease has progressed and is harder to treat. It may have grown and spread.

Many types of cancer screening tests are available, including those you’re familiar with, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. Other innovative cancer screenings, such as Nagalase testing and AMAS blood tests, are available at Turtle Healing Band Clinic. When cancer is detected early, it may help improve your health and allow you to live longer.

Undergoing a cancer screening test doesn’t mean you have cancer. It’s a preventive measure that is performed before any cancer symptoms arise.


What are the types of cancer screening tests?

Screening tests include the following:

  • Physical exams and family history review
  • Laboratory tests of blood and urine
  • Imaging tests
  • Genetic tests
  • AMAS blood tests


The cutting-edge cancer screenings available at Turtle Healing Band Clinic also look for indications of cancer that can be detected by more conventional screenings.


What is Nagalase testing?

A specific enzyme in the blood, Nagalase, is secreted by cancerous cells. This enzyme is also a component of various viruses, including HIV, the flu, and Epstein-Barr virus.

 The providers at Turtle Healing Band Clinic test for the presence of Nagalase in your body to understand your risk of developing cancer, or another troublesome health condition. Increased Nagalase activity doesn’t occur in healthy people’s blood. Testing for Nagalase is a cutting-edge screening for cancer.


How does Nagalase indicate cancer?

Greater Nagalase activity appears in men and women with a wide variety of cancers, including:

  • Prostate
  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Esophagus
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Kidney
  • Bladder
  • Testes
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Skin


Many cases of mesothelioma, melanoma, and various leukemias also present with greater Nagalase activity. People without cancer don’t show increased Nagalase activity. 


Why is Nagalase testing for cancer valuable?
 

The presence of Nagalase can indicate cancer before another form of testing. More conventional tests need levels of cancer to be much higher before diagnosis.

 In cancer patients who have a tumor removed, Nagalase activity decreases to nearly that of people without cancer in just 24 hours. Nagalase testing for cancer can also be used to measure the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Nagalase testing is so sensitive that it helps practitioners better understand what therapies are working and allows them to fine-tune treatment for their patients.


What are AMAS blood tests?

AMAS stands for anti-malignin antibody in serum. During an AMAS blood test, your Turtle Healing Band Clinic provider draws a sample of your blood and evaluates it for the presence of a substance called malignin. Clinical research suggests malignin is a marker for any type of cancer. If the team detects malignin in your blood, it indicates an increased risk of cancer.

For more information about cancer screenings, call Turtle Healing Band Clinic, or request an appointment online today