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Rumor Has It: Can Microwaving your food lead to Cancer?

There is a common misconception about the chemicals that are released into food when you warm your leftovers in plastic or styrofoam. Many people fear that warming your food in the microwave messes with hormones, or causes cancer. Listen as Dr. Tom addresses this concern and learn why overcooking or burning your food might put you at a greater risk!  

Subscribe to our podcast for more rumors debunked! In this new series Dr. Tom will answer your most controversial, taboo and sometimes, just general questions about health that you’ve only ever asked Google.

About Causenta

At Causenta, we recognize that no two patients are alike. Our approach is unique in that we specialize treatment for each patient based on extensive testing. For over 17 years, our team of experienced and highly trained doctors have combined traditional medicine and alternative therapies to provide the highest quality care. Here you’ll find the latest technologies and a state-of-the-art facility combined with treatment protocols not found anywhere else in the world. Causenta is dedicated to strengthening both body and mind while focusing on personalized medicine to provide patients the right treatment for even the rarest conditions.

Whether you are fighting to win a gold metal in the Olympics or fighting for your life to beat cancer, Causenta is the right place for you.

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Blood Test to Detect Cancer

Can this blood test detect cancer?

For decades, doctors and scientists have sought ways to detect cancer with efficiency and accuracy, as soon as possible. Technology has made significant advancements over time and the area of oncology is no exception. Today, genetic blood testing is becoming a more commonly used way to spot early stage cancers and get them treated before it spreads; however, finding cancer this way is often best used with existing tumors. Non-invasive detection of early stage tumors can still be difficult to diagnosis with existing blood tests.

What is Targeted Error Correction Sequencing?

But, a new method of research called Targeted Error Correction Sequencing (TEC-Seq) is making strides to effectively detect cancer at early onset. The approach was created by a team of researchers and their findings were published in Science Transitional Medicine last year. As cancer takes over healthy cells, there are many changes in gene expression, specifically with DNA modification. The technique scans the blood for the DNA fragments that come from cancerous tumors.  The new method was used to look at 58 cancer-related genes. Researchers looked at 200 patients and it helped detect some cancers in stages 1 and 2 including breast, colon, ovarian, and lung cancer approximately 59% to 71% of the time. (1)

This new method could prove especially helpful when it comes to spotting early stage cancers, especially cancers that are difficult to catch when they initially start, such as ovarian cancer. Right now, only 1 in 5 ovarian cancers are caught early, which means that many women don’t find out that they have it until it is advanced. This will decrease the odds of survival.

Learn more about Genomic DNA Testing

Learn more about genomic DNA testing in relation to cancer diagnosis here. While more refining of this liquid biopsy needs to happen in the future to greater improve the detection rate, initial indicators show that the TEC-Seq could help doctors find cancer and diagnose it earlier. This will hopefully translate to healthier, cancer-free patients with higher survival rates.

  1. Phallen, al., “Direct detection of early-stage cancers using circulating tumor DNA.” Science Translational Medicine  16 Aug 2017: Vol. 9, Issue 403, eaan2415
    DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aan2415
    http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/403/eaan2415
    Accessed online February 14, 2018

At Causenta

At Causenta, we recognize that no two patients are alike. We spend as much as 10 hours with each patient during consultations and evaluations, so we know what treatment is best. At Causenta, our experienced and highly trained team of doctors stays up-to-date on research and innovative technology. For over 10 years, we have been combining the benefits of traditional medicine, natural and alternative therapies and state-of-the-art protocols not found anywhere else in the world. At Causenta, each patient gets the specialized treatment they deserve in a comfortable and safe environment.