ADVANCED CANCER SCREENING
A revolutionary test based on a simple blood draw. Finally, a reliable way to detect cancer early… Before any symptoms show up.
Many cancers are without a current screening process for early detection. Some cancers cause no symptoms until they have spread throughout the body. Our advanced cancer screening test can help you find cancer early before you show symptoms. It also looks for up to 70+ different cancers, many of which you cannot test for in routine screening. The test can help avoid late cancer detection which can lead to intensive and less successful treatment.
Did you know 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime?
The sad story of cancer in Africa
Every day in Africa, hundreds of patients are diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, most of them won’t live more than 2 years after that. Unfortunately, most cancers are only discovered in advanced stages, resulting in more intensive and expensive treatments without the promise of full recovery. Many spend all they have in vain. Diagnosing cancer at an early stage is our best bet. It gives the option of more natural strategies, fewer side effects and better chances of survival. The test may require you to dig into your pockets. But you would rather invest less in the test than have to spend much more later.
winning the war on cancer.
About our advanced cancer screening test.
Our advanced cancer screening is a blood test for early detection of cancer. It is a comprehensive and revolutionary test that can be used as a wellness status check that can let you know with confidence that you don’t have cancer while at the same time screening you for early detection of 70+ types of cancers that many times go unnoticed or undetected.
Some of the common cancers screened for include:
Breast cancer Ovarian cancer
And many more
Who is it recommended for?
Asymptomatic individuals who:
Are at high risk or have a family history of cancer.
Just want to know their cancer status
Individuals who want to include this test in their yearly health checkup.
Take control of your health.
Have more questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact us.
how the test works.
When cancer is present in your body, it releases tiny cells and tumour fragments into the bloodstream, called circulating tumour cells (CTCs). These cells are the main reason cancer eventually spreads in the body, especially if they move in clusters (a group).
The blood sample you give is processed to detect these CTCs and CTC clusters from malignant tumors, but not from benign tumors or healthy tissue. Therefore, CTCs show up in cancer patients, while they are absent in the blood of healthy individuals.
If CTCs are detected, the test is designed to detect the type or organ associated with the cancer with 96% accuracy to help guide follow-up testing with your health care professional.
One of the best advantages is that it reliably detects cancer in its early stages before most conventional tests can.
advantages of the test.
Unlike screening for one type of cancer at a time, this test can detect 70+ types of cancer through a simple blood draw that may not be detectable using other methods.
The test looks for the original tumor from which the CTCs originate, providing relevant information that healthcare professionals can use to carry out targeted investigations for patients
It is an innovative test that offers a unique combination of sensitivity and specificity in the early diagnosis of cancer in asymptomatic individuals.
Does the test detect ‘existence of cancer’ or ‘possibility of cancer’?The test detects the existence of cancer. It is a diagnostic test.
What cancers does this test detect?The test can detect over 70 types of cancer. Including the most common cancers; breast, colon, prostate, ovarian, and lung cancers (see full list below). Please note that it does not check for all cancers, and has been validated for the detection of the following types of cancer: Adenocarcinoma ( Salivary Duct, Thyroid, Breast, lung, Oesophagus, Stomach, Duodenum, Jejunum, Ileum, Colon, Rectum, Pancreas, Gallbladder, Bile Duct, Liver, Ovary, Prostate, Uterus) Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC; Buccal Mucosa, Hard Palate, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity, Paranasal Sinus, Pharynx, Pyriform Fossa, Retromolar Trigone, Soft palate, Tongue, Tonsil, Oesophagus, Lung, Penis, Cervix, Vulva, Vagina, Anorectal, Skin); Adenosquamous Carcinoma (Oesophagus, Lung); Neuroendocrine (Lung, Esophagus, Duodenum, Jejunum, lleum, Thymus, Adrenal, Pancreas, Prostate, Colon, Rectum) Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney) Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Bladder, Renal Pelvis, Ureter) Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors (Stomach, Duodenum, lleum, Jejunum, Colon, Rectum) Melanomas (Cutaneous, Mucosal) Mesothelioma (Plural, Peritoneal) Sarcomas (Carcinosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Liposarcoma); Small Cell Lung Cancer (Lung); Glioma. The test cannot detect blood or lymphatic system cancers because CTCs are associated with solid organ malignancies.
Does the test replace conventional cancer screening?No. the test is designed to be used in addition to, and not replace, conventional cancer screening. This includes standard tests such as mammograms, cervical screening and bowel cancer screening. Does a ‘negative’ result mean that I am ‘totally’ cancer free? Within the limits of error, a ‘negative’ result is a reasonable indication of undetectable cancer of the type covered by the test. For other cancers not covered by the test, no inference should be drawn from a ‘negative’ result.
How frequently should the test be repeated?As the test is a non-invasive blood test, there is no disadvantage in frequent testing. However, we advise that if possible, it should be performed every 12 months in case of every negative result.
Is the test recommended for a person suspected to have cancer because of suspicious cancer like symptoms?No, such individuals should seek expert medical advice without delay. The test however can.
Can the test be used to monitor recurrence after cancer treatment?No. It is not very useful after cancer treatment as it may still detect CTCs from a previous cancer or treatment and therefore not be very useful.
How long before I get my results?Your results will be ready within 2 to 3 weeks. We offer all patients a free face to face follow-up consultation to receive their results and understand what they mean.
How much does the test cost?Please contact our wellness clinic for a detailed explanation of the test and the costs involved.
What does it mean if I have a positive result?A positive result means circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been detected in your sample, which is suggestive of malignancy (cancer). The sample result will also usually suggest the likely organ of origin and cancer type. A positive result isn’t always confirmatory but means there is a 96% likelihood that you have cancer. Your doctor will discuss with you suitable next steps to confirm if cancer is present. This will usually mean considering further diagnostic tests such as scans and biopsies.
What does it mean if I have a negative result?A negative result means CTCs were not detected in your sample. The chance of having an active malignancy present in the body is low. A negative Trucheck report does not completely rule out the possibility of cancer as some cancers may not she detectable tumour cells in the blood. You can enjoy the peace of mind given by the negative test result.
backed by rigorous research.
Our advanced cancer testing in partnership is the result of years of international research and has been tested and validated on over 40,000 subjects.