July 5, 2013

Detecting Cancer can be Easy and Painless with Urine Cancer Test

A number of advanced diagnostic tests are used by doctors to diagnose cancer in patients. But despite being advanced and modern, there is not one that can accurately determine cancer. A lot of procedures are to be undertaken by a patient to determine the final diagnosis of this disease. These tests are used for the purpose of determining the disease, monitoring the disease process and evaluating it after treatment whether the case deteriorates or becomes better. These may include imaging, laboratory tests, biopsy, genetic testing, endoscopy and even surgery. Most of these tests are invasive procedures, expensive and not totally safe.

I have seen patients who are unluckily misdiagnosed by doctors with such tests no matter how advanced and modern their hospitals are. One case I would like to mention is the case of a 23 year old young adult man who underwent few CT Scans, laboratory tests, etc. with a final diagnosis of brain cancer. His doctors advised immediate surgery as what is expected from them. The patient himself consented with the surgery as soon as possible with the hope of becoming better the soonest possible time. And there when they opened up his brain, no tumor or cyst whatsoever. Only blood clot was found, nothing else.

Not to forget the sorrowful pain one undergoes while experiencing being injected with big-gauged syringes, trauma from endoscopic examination and surgery. The latter is the worst in my opinion; imagine being cut up and your organs being discovered by unskillful hands. Most patients yet to be diagnosed with their diseases are already suffering from pain. Too bad but this is how most of us deal with sickness- asking professional help when too much damage has already been done. In addition with this suffering, they need to suffer more even from the first part of their treatment process which is on the diagnosis part. How worse can this become?

World-renowned scientist Dr. Manuel Navarro, a professor of the University of Santo Tomas, developed urine cancer test late in the 1950’s. He found that this hormone in the urine can be traced in all cancer types. This is based on the theory of Dr. Howard Beard and other researchers studying the link between HCG in pregnancy and in cancer.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone normally found on pregnant women. That is why expectant mothers use urine as specimen to test pregnancy. The same principle goes with patients on cancer.

Based on Dr. Howard Beard’s theory, HCG hormones go up to the highest level on pregnant mothers as well as on cancer candidates. He is a biochemist who is a cancer patient too where he used HCG test to monitor if his body is producing excess cell growths or if it’s controlling the cell production in a normal level. When the body produces more cells than it used to normally do, it automatically rejects any unrecognized cells. A fetus and a tumor are both grown in the body by excess cells. Therefore, if there is no fetus developing, it could signify a tumor.

Urine is the preferred specimen than the blood or serum because HCG in blood passes by the hepatic circulation and undergoes the process of glycosylation in the liver, hiding the HCG molecule. While in the urine, the hormone only passes by the kidney where there is no process such as this keeping the hormone intact when excreted as urine.

Another good thing with HCG test is that it can determine the cancer cells even without the signs and symptoms development yet. Tumor is not clinically evident immediately as we have mentioned that cancer is a chronic problem. Testing this specific hormone level is a competent help in detecting early that cancer is creeping in your body, but in a subtle yet impressive way.