Customising the cancer protocol requires the patient to partake in some laboratory testing to further understand the deficiencies / toxicities within the body.
Amino Acids Plasma Test: Amino acids are essential for optimal immune system function1,2 and efficient detoxification from the liver3,4. The amino acids Threonine and lysine have a significant effect on increasing the functioning of the thymus gland (an immune system organ – producing T-cells against infection) as well as increasing immunoglobulin response (anti-bodies response)5 .Arginine, cysteine, and glutamine activate the regulation of T-lymphocytes, B-lymphocytes natural killer cells and macrophages.6 Cancer patients are typically weak in their detoxification ability and have poor immune system function. By assessing Amino acid status, we can specifically determine the dosage of the amino acid support, if necessary.
Vitamin D3 Test: Vitamin D3 deficiency has been shown to increase the risk of developing specific types of cancer (colon) and has been indicated to be low several other types of cancer.7,8. Evaluating your plasma levels of Vitamin D3 will assist in determining your optimal dosage and intake.
Red Cell Mineral and toxic elements test: Various minerals, namely magnesium, zinc and selenium have been shown to have protective effects against cancer.9-14 Evaluating red cell mineral levels can indicate deficiencies which can be corrected. Heavy metal toxicities have been identified in the tissues of various breast cancer patients15. If the patient is indicative of having high levels of heavy metals then, appropriate detoxification measures will be suggested.
Liver detoxification: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) test. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body to support. One of the most important roles is detoxification of various toxins and metabolites which accumulate as a result of the cancer. Some patients are more susceptible to ‘poor’ detoxification due to genetic weaknesses in their genetic make-up. This can make them more prone to developing cancer16-18. Once SNPs are identified corrective measures can be taken in advising appropriate supplementation.
Thyroid complete panel: Good thyroid function is essential for optimal health. Thyroid hormone modulates nuclear gene activity (cellular DNA) and therefore has a role to play in modulating cell differentiation and replication19. Thyroid deficiency has been implicated in specific cancers20,21.. Correcting possible thyroid dysfunction is essential for optimal health and combating the cancer.
Non-specific Cancer Markers: Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG), Phosphohexose isomerise (PHI), Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA). HCG is known as the pregnancy and ‘malignancy’ hormone. It has been found in cancer patients with gastric and colorectal cancers22. PHI has specific effects on cell growth, inflammation, metastasis and angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth). Elevated plasma levels of PHI may indicate spreading of the cancer. CEA a broad cancer marker indicative of a whole range of cancers.
These functional tests assist in customising the program to each patient and give an additional insight into the prognosis of the disease at the start of the cancer protocol.
Further queries with regard to the testing and with regard to additional tests can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org