Cancer Detection Testing in Orange County, CA
Identify cancer before it spreads with early cancer DNA and hormone testing
Dr. Bita explains cancer detection testing
Use the latest cancer early detection methods to stay healthy
A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening prospect, and most people have anxiety about undergoing a cancer screening for fear of getting bad news. Fortunately, when detected early, cancer can be treatable.
Early detection is critical for these clinical services and treatments to be effective in cancer treatment.
OC Functional Medical Center offers two types of cancer screening tests to patients in Orange County, California:
- Liquid biopsy for detecting early cancer DNA
- Blood and urine sampling to detect early cancer hormones
Early Detection Saves Lives
If you or a loved one needs to undergo a routine screening, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bita and her team at OC Functional Medical Center in San Clemente. These cancer screenings can detect all cancers, including:
- Skin cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
Dr. Bita and the medical professionals at the OC Functional Medical Center provide comprehensive cancer care that meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations.
Holistic and Comprehensive Cancer Care
The medical staff at OC Functional Medical Center in Orange County focuses on providing each patient access to holistic and high-quality care. Dr. Bita is a medical doctor (M.D.) who also studied integrative and functional medicine. Her treatments address the root causes of cancer and other health issues instead of just providing treatment for symptoms.
Dr. Bita’s professional treatments involve treating patients as a whole while promoting a healthy lifestyle, physical exercise, and a balanced nutritional intake. Her clinic's cancer care continuum also includes emotional support to patients and their loved ones via support groups and care centers.
Routine cancer screenings are critical to promoting optimal health and cancer prevention, especially for men and women at an advanced age. For example, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force, women between the ages of 50 and 74 should undergo screening for breast cancer every two years.
Liquid Biopsy Testing
A liquid biopsy is a non-invasive alternative to a tissue biopsy. This procedure allows a laboratory to test the patient’s peripheral blood to determine if cancerous cells are present in the body. In the case of a liquid biopsy, sampling involves a simple blood draw.
Doctors use data such as RNA, protein expression, point mutation, and chromosomal abnormalities to make a cancer diagnosis, formulate a treatment, or track a patient’s response to treatment. This type of screening is also valuable in health care to determine if a patient relapsed after receiving treatment.
Discover if you're a candidate for liquid biopsy cancer detection.
Early Cancer Hormone Testing
The majority of breast cancer types require estrogen, a hormone, to grow. These cancer cells produce progesterone receptors (PR) and estrogen receptors (ER). The receptors interact with the hormones in your bloodstream, using them for tumor growth.
One in five types of breast cancer also has receptors that connect to Human Epidermal Growth Factor Type 2, or HER2, for cell growth regulation and survival. These breast cancer types are typically aggressive. A hormone or immunohistochemical (IHC) test looks for ER, PR, or HER2 receptors on breast cancer cells, allowing your doctor to select the most effective treatment.
Urine and blood tests to measure hormone levels aid in the early detection of cancer biomarkers, and they can be as insightful as imaging tests in the diagnosis of cancer.
The Benefits of Pre-Screening Cancer Diagnostics
The United States Preventive Services Task Force, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other organizations list various cancer screening recommendations for each age group and gender.
For example, women over 50 need to schedule an annual screening for breast and skin cancer. Men over the age of 45 should undergo a prostate and skin cancer screening once a year.
Early detection of cancer cell development is the most significant benefit of cancer screening, increasing the chances of successful treatment. Detecting cancer before the onset of symptoms also shortens the recovery period, improving the patient’s quality of life.
A screening might allow for the early detection of body changes that have the potential to be cancerous.
Request Your Appointment for Cancer Detection Screening Today
A cancer diagnosis can be frightening, and most people have anxiety about undergoing a cancer screening. Fortunately, when detected early, cancer can be treatable.
Cancer detection options have seen significant advancements in recent years. Both DNA and hormone testing are less invasive and can give you the advanced warning that you need in order to take the necessary steps to continue a healthy lifestyle that is cancer-free.
If you're ready to take the next steps in your health through early cancer detection, give Dr. Bita a call at (949) 312-2425 or fill out the form to set your appointment.
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