Mainstream medicine talks about early screening all the time. They urge people to get mammograms and PSA tests, both of doubtful value.
But what if you could have a sneak preview ten years into the future, and be able to see ahead of time whether cancer was developing in your body? Early enough that you could actually employ smart strategies to beat it before it becomes a full-grown tumor?
Allow me to introduce you to the most brilliant early cancer screening you’ve never heard of. It turns out that conventional medicine is completely wrong in the most fundamental way: its very definition of early screening.
This remarkable and little-known test might save your life, especially if you follow it up with appropriate lifestyle changes.
Time may be on your side – now’s the time to find out
Most of the time, cancer grows very slowly. Experts estimate it takes an average of ten to twelve years for cancer to develop in your body… eight years for a tumor to form.
This is great news, because it gives you a major jump-start on stopping it, provided you’re willing to change your food, supplement, sleep, stress and exercise habits.
Even if you’ve already received a cancer diagnosis, this early detection test can help you determine if your strategy to beat it is working. It’s a valuable tool for monitoring your progress. The best information I have indicates it’s far more accurate than the typical scans. And it can even point you toward what you might do to improve your anticancer regimen.
You won’t hear about it from a conventional doctor. Even your integrative doctor or oncologist may or may not know about this test. But you can still ask them to order it for you.
The Cancer Profile™© Test
The Cancer Profile is designed to find the earliest warning signs of cancer. Some integrative doctors recommend this test to everyone because it puts time on their side and lets them fight cancer early.
The Cancer Profile is based on the premise that biochemical changes occur as cancer develops and spreads… that these changes are in fact detectable… and that you’d be likely to change your lifestyle to prevent full-blown cancer if you knew you were at risk.
Seven tests comprise the profile – the ‘Core 4’ and the ‘Peripheral 3.’
The Core 4:
1-2. HCG-IMM and HCG-U (blood and urine)
HCG is known as the pregnancy hormone. It’s also the ‘malignancy hormone.’ It’s a broad-spectrum tumor marker that’s at elevated levels in 70 to 80 percent of all malignancies – regardless of where they’re located in the body. HCG can be elevated for years before full-blown cancer strikes.
Traditionally, HCG is used as a pregnancy test. But do-it-yourself pregnancy tests, commercial labs, and the Navarro tests don’t accurately detect levels below 5.0 mlU/mL.
Yet most cancer patients have HCG levels between one and five. The Cancer Profile has an analytical detection level of 0.4 mIU/mL, so it provides much more accurate results.
Doing both the blood and urine tests eliminates the possibility of false positives. If both confirm the presence of the hormone, it would strongly suggest a developing or existing tumor.
Numerous studies suggest that HCG levels are elevated when cancer cells are present in your body. But the risk in using just HCG as a tumor marker is that the elevated levels might not show up, even with sophisticated new technology. The false negative rate can be as high as 30 percent. However, using the entire Cancer Profile, the false negative rate is only 10 to 15 percent because it looks for multiple tumor markers. HCG is not the only one.
Note that most labs apparently do not perform the HCG-urine. According to American Metabolic Laboratories’ website, they’re the only clinical lab in the entire world that does so.
3. PHI (Phosphohexose Isomerase)
PHI turns cells into high sugar, low oxygen monsters. These conditions ensure the cancer cells’ survival. Cancers favor low oxygen environments, and that’s why PHI is such an excellent cancer marker.
If your PHI level is elevated, your body is becoming more friendly to cancer cells.
Incidentally, PHI can be elevated not only when there’s cancer or developing cancer, but also when there are other acute conditions (such as hepatitis, AIDS, myocardial infarction, or traumatic muscle injury). If those can be ruled out, it’s probably cancer and your 10- to 12-year clock is ticking.
PHI levels are normally under 34, and the gray zone is 35-40.
4. CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen)
Think back to high school biology, and recall that an antigen is any toxin or substance that provokes an immune response. The CEA antigen is found in most cancers. Though originally developed to monitor colon and rectal cancers, this test is not specific to any organ or site, so it’s helpful in testing for any and all cancers.
The Peripheral 3:
5. GGTP (gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase)
Your liver is your body’s primary detoxification organ. The GGTP tests for signs of liver disease or damage. GGTP levels are also elevated in certain types of cancer – particularly metastatic liver cancer, pancreatic carcinomas, and breast and colon cancers that have metastasized to the liver. Thus, it’s a useful cancer marker.
6. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
This is a thyroid function test. Thyroid hormones set your body’s metabolic rate, which is also linked to how much oxygen your body uses and its availability throughout your system. The more oxygen your cells have, the fewer cancer cells you’ll have.
7. DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate)
This is your adrenal’s anti-stress, longevity, and immunity hormone. Stress and age slow production of it. But it’s needed for good immune function. A very low or non-existent DHEA level suggests a suppressed immune system. Cancer patients are marked by DHEA levels that are low or zero.
The TSH, GGTP, and DHEA-S are ‘peripheral’ cancer tests. The rationale is that people with low thyroid or adrenal activity or abnormal GGTP results seem to be predisposed to cancer.
Note that the PSA is not part of the Cancer Profile, and likewise for some other cancer markers specific to a certain type of cancer. The Cancer Profile is going after the big picture here.
The Cancer Profile – as well as the Longevity Profile®© and Ultra Cardiac Profile – were developed by Emil Schandl, PhD, the director of American Metabolic Laboratories and Metabolic Research, Inc.
According to the company’s website, their overall accuracy rate is 87 to 97 percent. The disadvantage is that it doesn’t tell you WHERE the cancer is located. But simply by knowing you have detectable cancer cells, you’ll be motivated to change your ways.
Monitoring cancer treatment with the Cancer Profile
As I mentioned, the Cancer Profile is often used to monitor already-existing cancers. Retesting can show whether your treatment regimens are working and provide benchmarks for later testing.
In an interview for the Alternative Cancer Research Institute, it was noted that if you have a tumor surgically removed, and your surgeon assures you they removed all the cancer cells… yet the PHI test is positive, then not all the cancer cells have been removed.
The tumor may be gone, but in all likelihood, the cancer has metastasized and transplanted itself elsewhere in your body.
These same markers may also warn of a relapse. Why just ‘wait and see’ when you can be more proactive in monitoring your cancer marker levels?
By now you may be asking…
When we spoke with Dr. Schandl’s lab assistant, she provided some of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of getting the Cancer Profile test done.
Note that I have not personally done this test, though I’m familiar with its benefits.
While it’s possible to get insurance reimbursement for the Cancer Profile, if you don’t have a diagnosis code, you’ll have a hard time getting reimbursed. And you have to prepay for the test either way. If you wish, they will file your insurance claim for you, for a small fee.
You don’t need a prescription to do the test. But you can ask your doctor to provide you with one and go over the results with you… the advantage is that you’re working with your own personal doctor. If you don’t have the support of your personal doctor, Dr. Schandl will discuss your results with you.
You can go to any lab that will do a blood draw for an outside laboratory. (Make sure you ask). It could be a hospital outpatient lab, your doctor’s office, or a phlebotomy service facility.
All tests require a 12-hour fast with no food or drink to ensure accurate results.
None of your results will end up in the infamous medical databases that insurance companies use to rate your risk (i.e. the risk that they’ll actually have to pay a claim). Isn’t it nice to know you still have a little bit of privacy left? And that this provides you the opportunity to sidestep a dreaded diagnosis too?
About the Cost…
The Cancer Profile testing fee is $498. You will be provided with the blood and urine collection vials, instructions, and paperwork to take to the drawing lab. (Urine must be the first morning specimen, so you’ll do that at home beforehand.) There will be an extra charge for the blood drawing service that you’ll pay directly to the drawing facility. Again, ask what that fee will be when you make your appointment, unless you don’t mind surprises.
What if I live outside the U.S.?
You can order from anywhere in the world. However, your mailing instructions will be different if you’re outside of the U.S. So you’ll need to call or email American Metabolic Laboratories to get specific instructions.
It seems reasonable to consider taking this step, whether for your peace of mind or to give yourself a healing advantage. Because if you wait for the conventional scans to show you have cancer it may be too late.
This doesn’t conscript you to undergo the surgery, radiation and chemo treatments conventional docs suggest. In fact, it will let you know you’re at risk long before these treatments would be appropriate. We’re talking about numbers of cancer cells too tiny to cut out with a scalpel. That’s exactly when you want to nail them.
The point of the test is to give you time to consider lifestyle options to make your body less hospitable to cancer, and possibly even an opportunity to travel to one of the excellent international cancer centers we discuss in our publications.
You might ask, “What good does it do to know I have cancer if I don’t know what type it is?” Well, I’m often asked what’s the best treatment for liver cancer, or breast cancer, or lung cancer, etc.
The answer is, the best treatments are pretty much the same for ALL types of cancer, especially at the early-early stages we’re talking about: eat fresh organic fruits and vegetables, eliminate sugar totally and cut other carbohydrates to the bone, exercise daily (a half hour walk is enough), take the proven anticancer supplements we write about in this newsletter and in our books, get seven or eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, consider getting an infrared sauna – or try other detoxification techniques, get started on body-soul disciplines like prayer, meditation, Tai Chi, or Qigong, eliminate toxic personal and household products.
By the way, if you don’t know about the health benefits of saunas, we just wrote about them in the last issue. The article is running again below in case you missed it.