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Cancer Testing
Summary:

Tumour marker tests are chemicals made by tumour cells that can be detected in your blood.

Examples of tumour markers include prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for prostate cancer, cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) for ovarian cancer, calcitonin for medullary thyroid cancer, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for liver cancer and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) for germ cell tumours, such as testicular cancer and ovarian cancer.

Circulating tumour cell tests are blood tests used to detect cells that have broken away from an original cancer site and are floating in the bloodstream.

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Last Updated:14/01/2022
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Practitioners
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Dr Emma Davies
Stockbridge, UK England (SouthEast)

Dr Emma Davies worked in surgical oncology and is an integrative oncology doctor ...
Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel
Stockbridge, UK England (SouthEast)

Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel is an award-winning Oxbridge-trained integrative medicine doctor, scientist and educator ...
Dr Dani Gordon
London, UK

Dr Dani Gordon MD ABOIM ABIHM is a London based double board certified medical doctor and world leading authority in Integrative and Cannabinoid Medicine ...
Dr Nicola Hembry
Dr Nicola Hembry works with RGCC (Research Genetic Cancer Centre) and is currently co-Director of RGCC Europe facilitating the provision of cancer tests ...
Olena Jones
Stockbridge, UK England (SouthEast)

Olena Jones is a CNHC and BANT registered nutritionist and nutritional therapy practitioner ...
Korina Karadimou
Stockbridge, UK England (SouthEast)

Korina Karadimou is a BANT-registered nutritionist and nutritional therapy practitioner specialising in integrative cancer nutrition support ...
Emma Marshall
Emma Marshall is a registered Nutritional Therapist and Certified Oncology Nutrition Consultant, as well as an experienced chef who specialises in working with breast cancer patients ...
Dr Asiya Maula
Leicester, UK

Dr Asiya Maula is accredited by the Institute of Functional Medicine USA, and trained and mentored by Dr Nasha Winters ...
Wendy Smith
London, UK - England (South East)

Wendy Smith is an experienced Nutritional Therapist specialising in metabolic/inflammatory conditions, most notably cancer ...
Dr Garrett Swetlikoff
Kelowna, Canada

Dr Garrett Swetlikoff, a naturopathic physician, is a 1988 graduate of Bastyr University, where he obtained a degree in Naturopathic Medicine ...
Dr Peter Wolf
Germany

Dr Peter Wolf is a medical doctor engaged in alternative cancer therapies via his clinic, Hyperthermia Centre Hannover ...
Clinics
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All Wales Medical Genomics Service
All Wales Medical Genomics Service (AWMGS) is an NHS specialist regional health service to help and support patients in Wales who have genetic conditions ...
Better2Know
Cumbria, UK

Better2Know offers a range of Cancer Risk Home Test Kits ...
Bioscience Institute
Falciano, Repubblica di San Marino

Bioscience offer advanced personalised expanded adipose derived stem cell therapies and Sequencing genomic test for solid cancer risk management ...
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
London, UK - England (South East)

Blackheath Complementary Health Centre is a multi-disciplinary practice providing complementary and alternative approaches to health care ...
Cancer Centre London
London, UK - England (South East)

The complementary therapy service at Parkside Hospital is an integral part of the overall oncology healthcare service, and offers a wide range of support to patients during their treatment at the Centre. ...
Check4Cancer
Cambridge, UK

Check4Cancer offers affordable, fast access tests for bowel, breast, skin, prostate, cervical and lung cancer ...
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, USA

Cleveland Clinic provides genetic testing for cancer risk and other cancer screening tests ...
Color Health
Burlingame, USA

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Dr Pachmann's maintrac Diagnostics
Germany

Dr Pachmann’s maintrac is a blood test for monitoring tumour activity ...
Effect Doctors
London, UK

Effect Doctors have developed IV Therapy services and Wellness Programs to encourage the preventative practice of optimising health and wellness ...
Functional Medical Associates
London, UK

Functional Medicine Associates is a team of IFM certified practitioners founded by Pete Williams, who was among the first group of IFM certified practitioners in the UK ...
GenesisCare
GenesisCare offers a full genetic testing service, BRCA1 and BRCA2 screening and counselling ...
HCA Healthcare UK Network
London, UK - England (South East)

HCA Healthcare UK Network in London, Birmingham and Manchester form multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) and collaborate on every patient case using their combined expertise ...
Harley Street Health Centre
Harley Street Health Centre offers a range of blood tests that screen for the markers of certain types of cancer ...
Hyperthermia Centre Hannover
Germany

The Hyperthermia Centre in Hannover founded by Dr Peter Wolf and Dr Mohamed Ali Zayen, is a holistic outpatient clinic, focusing on detoxification, immune activation and regeneration. ...
ImunoMedica
Bucharest, Romania

ImunoMedica provides oncology patients a multi-disciplinary and personalised approach that follows the principle that each patient is entirely unique and must be treated holistically, body-mind-soul ...
Innermost Healthcare
Cardiff, UK Wales

Innermost Healthcare offers a DIY home saliva test for comprehensive analysis of 29 genes associated with the 8 most common hereditary cancers ...
Integrative Cancer Therapeutics
USA

Advanced Medical Therapeutics fuses conventional and complementary healthcare and develop a customised plan for cancer patients ...
Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic
Kelowna, Canada

Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic Inc is a complementary, naturopathic medical centre located in Canada, founded by medical director is Dr Garrett G Swetlikoff, ND ...
London Resilience Clinic (The)
London, UK

The London Resilience Clinic, led by the leading Integrative Medicine and Cannabinoid Medicine expert Dr Dani Gordon welcome patients virtually from all over the UK ...
MD Anderson Center
Houston, USA

MD Anderson offers genetics counselling and genetic testing to help people understand their cancer risk ...
Midlands Ultrasound & Medical Services (MUMS)
Solihull, UK

MUMS offers a variety of cancer tests at their private clinic in Solihull, West Midlands ...
Myriad Genetics
Salt Lake City, USA

Myriad Genetics offers MyRisk, a genetic test that evaluates 48 genes to determine your risk of developing 11 different types of hereditary cancer ...
Nuffield Health Cancer Centre London
London, UK

Nuffield Health Cancer Centre London’s team of cancer specialists aims to support you through your personal cancer journey providing a tailored care plan ...
Obitsu Sankei Clinic and Hospital
Japan

Ryoichi Obitsu opened the Obitsu Sankeijuku Clinic, a base for integrative medicine, and wrote over 100 books ...
Omega Precision Oncology
Houston, USA

Paul Zhang, MD, PhD, ABIHM is the founder of the Omega Precision Oncology, Institute of Integrative BioOncology, and is board-certified in medical oncology and integrative medicine ...
Optimum Health Centre
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Optimum Health Centre was established in 1987 and offers a wholistic natural approach to restoring and promoting health, utilising minimally invasive procedures and nontoxic agents ...
Quest Diagnostics
Secaucus, USA

Prostate Screening (PSA) – Measure the level of PSA in your blood, which can increase due to prostate cancer ...
Randox Health
Chelsea, UK

Randox Health’s inherited cancer genetic test covers 94 different genes suspected to play a role in predisposing cancer ...
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, United States

Roswell Park helps set international standards in cancer care through its role as a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network ...
Silver Cancer Institute
USA

Silver Cancer Institute offers integrative oncology along with a range of natural substances, re-purposed drugs and personalised genomic cancer testing utilising RGCC ...
Solihull Health Check Clinic
Solihull, UK

Solihull Health Check Clinic specialise in providing comprehensive Health Checks and Lifestyle Assessments ...
Spire Healthcare
Cancer genetic test – Check for the gene that increases the chance of getting breast cancer and identifies the risk of prostate cancer ...
St Vincent's Clinic
Darlinghurst, Australia

St Vincent’s Clinic provides Clinical Genetics and Genomics covering all aspects of Adult General and Specialty Genetics/Genomics as well as Familial Cancer ...
Synthesis Clinic
Stockbridge, UK England (SouthEast)

Founded by Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel, Synthesis Clinic offers an award-winning personalised approach to women’s health and integrative cancer care ...
The Genomic Clinic
Edmonton, Canada

The Genomic Clinic founded by Dr Harvey Rao MD, specialises in identifying and treating physiological imbalances, diagnosing and treating conditions that are rooted in inflammation ...
The Wellness Lab
London, UK - England (South East)

The Wellness Lab is a clinic in the heart of London, providing Hyperbaric oxygen and Ozone therapy ...
UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
UCLA Health’s genetics experts evaluate the patients’ risk of cancer and other diseases ...
Upper Room Clinic
Toronto, Canada

The Upper Room Clinic is a functional medicine clinic that focuses on understanding the fundamental needs of the body ...
Wellness Practice (The)
UK

The Wellness Practice has been created to help and support people seeking alternative treatments currently unavailable to them on the NHS ...
Information & Advice
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Cancer Information and Support Society (CISS)
St Leonards, Global (ie: web based)

CISS promotes non-toxic holistic medicine. The educational organisation promotes prevention, self-help and freedom of choice in therapies for cancer...
Cancer Options Ltd
Nottingham, Global (ie: web based)

Led by Patricia Peat, an experienced oncology nurse, Cancer Options offers support and information on orthodox treatments, clinical trials and developments worldwide. ...
Canhelp Inc
Livingstone, United States

CANHELP serves patients and/or family members who wish to take an active part in the healing process and are willing to think outside the conventional medical box. ...
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (ORCA)
USA

If qualified, patients can receive free genetic testing kits from Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (ORCA) ...
Yes to Life
London, UK - England (South East)

Yes to Life is a charity that offers support to people with cancer in the UK who want to take a proactive role in their treatment ...
Organisations
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Datar Cancer Genetics
Guildford, UK

Datar Cancer Genetics is a molecular oncology facility focused on innovative test solutions for cancer screening, diagnosis and therapy guidance ...
Medical Detection Dogs
Milton Keynes , UK

Medical Detection Dogs is a UK charity that trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes ...
RGCC Diagnostics
Bristol, UK

RGCC was launched in 2004 by genetics pioneer Dr Ioannis Papasotiriou who believes that the key to effectively treating cancer lies in personalised medicine using the information in a patient’s genes ...
Suppliers
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Everything Genetic
UK

Genetic tests to help you understand your risk of developing common cancers for a longer, healthier life ...
Life Labs Genetics
Canada

LifeLabs offers screening that includes full sequencing of 84 of the more common genes associated with cancer ...
Natera
Austin, USA

Natera aims to make personalised genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and inform earlier ...