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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Our company is founded on the fundamental right to medical information about one's own body. Most of us want to be involved in our own healthcare decisions. The opportunity to be screened as a preventive measure makes common sense. Early detection of disease can lead to a cure.

 

Do I need my doctor's prescription to get my blood test?
No, your doctor's order is not necessary to get your blood tested. Using CancersafeŽ test is your "first step" into the healthcare system, should your results indicate that need. "the Cancersafe Corp" offers health screening and follow-up tests to the consumer that are intended for use as educational tools for preventive healthcare.

 

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Are there any additional costs?
The price that you see in the advertisement is the totally inclusive price, and that is the price that you are responsible to pay. This includes the cost of the blood drawing, the running of the laboratory tests on your blood, a print-out of your results along with comments from internationally known oncologists and oncobiologists (4 sign the results) who are specialists in tumor marker testing. If you have a "positive" result, our staff physicians will be happy to discuss them further with your chosen health care professional.

 

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Is this test covered by my insurance?
We have no way of knowing what your individual commercial policy might cover. Some commercial policies have "wellness provisions" and it is possible that you may file for reimbursement, but it's not generally the rule.

 

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Will Medicare/Medicaid pay for these tests?
The answer is no. These tests are for wellness screening, cancer follow-up, and education. Medicare does not pay for these since the tests are not considered "medically necessary".

 

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Are the results of my tests confidential?
Absolutely, and without question. Not even your physician or insurance company will receive results of your tests unless you provide them directly, or ask when registering. If you have a "positive" test and you wish us to fax a report to your doctor(s), let us know through e-mail, we will be happy to do this at no additional charge.

 

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Will I understand the results of my tests?
We make every effort to educate the consumer so that he or she is able to understand the test results. If additional information is desired about a result, we will put you in touch with a physician who will be happy to address specific questions. Remember, however, that CancersafeŽ test is not intended to be used as a substitute for a consultation with a physician of your choice for specific medical issues. In particular, if any warning sign or symptom of cancer is present as indicated on your acknowledgment form, consultation with a physician is strongly recommended irregardless of the outcome of your testing. For more information about the tumor markers, should you have a look at Cancersafe website.

 

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What will my lab report look like?
Your lab report will list the tests that were performed and indicated if your results are in a normal, moderately increased, or highly increased range. Besides these results, will stay ancient results if you performed the test once or several times before, allowing to follow any increase or decrease of the figures : this is "your file". This will be followed by a commentary by internationally known oncobiologists and oncologists (4 Doctors) directing you to further action, if necessary.

 

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What does a negative result mean?
It means that the tumor marker(s) do not show evidence for cancer by biology in the bloodstream at the time your test was performed. A negative result NEVER means that you are not carrying an early cancer, but simply that there is no detectable cancer by biology at this time. It is good news for you, nonetheless it does not mean that you may skip recommended screening tests such as mammography or colonoscopy, however. CancersafeŽ testing should be used as part of an overall program for wellness, not as a substitute for any physician recommended test or any other screening test.

 

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What does a positive result mean?
A distinctly positive result on one particular marker, or better on several, means you will receive a commentary drawing your attention to the possibility of an underlying cancer or other serious medical condition and suggesting consultation with a physician of your choice as soon as possible. A moderately high marker result could suggest all kinds of benign conditions (have a look to the attached file "benign conditions and tumor markers" you got with your results), with the possible presence of a more serious condition. A visit to your doctor would be essential to clarify the matter.

 

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Why not wait until the next time I go to the doctor to get these tests done?
There are several reasons to act now: few physicians order such an extensive evaluation. Most physicians are conditioned to treat illness rather than to seek out wellness and are hindered by "medically necessary" testing requirements of most insurance carriers and Medicare laws that prohibit such screening tests for reimbursement. The "CancersafeŽ Test" can be a core part of your preventive program. Don't wait until problems are obvious. Monitor your wellness for early detection of developing problems. Save the time and cost of an extra office visit : take your test results to your physician on your next visit.

 

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Can I have this testing done if I am a cancer patient?
Absolutely, the use of tumor markers suits perfectly any cancer treatment : it's the best way in cancer treatment monitoring. Most often, in cancer treatment, just a few tumor markers are used : we, at Cancersafe, use a global panel of tumor markers, allowing to follow very closely the treatment, even enabling to modify this treatment if necessary.

 

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Can I have this testing done if I have had cancer in the past?
Absolutely. You are at higher risk than the "normal" population for cancer, and would be possibly able to compare your results with previous tumor marker testing you have had done, as well : some of the utilized used TMs can show an increasing 6 to 12 months before clinical signs of metastasis : using regularly (first every three months, then six months, then yearly) CancersafeŽ testing after treatment is highly recommended : you build your own database for future.

 

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Are these tests accurate?
Most of these tumor marker tests are used daily all over the world to evaluate for the presence and spread of cancers. Moreover, CancersafeŽtest uses 2 TMs (CA 72-4 and CYFRA 21), most performing, not used in the US. Cancersafe has researched labs worldwide to bring you the best combination of accuracy and value.

 

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How often should I have these tests done?
We recommend that you have these test done regularly : we would suggest once, or better twice, a year. This will establish a baseline for you for your test results and be very important in evaluating subtle changes in the future, should they occur.

 

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How should Laboratory Test Results be interpreted
A laboratory test is a medical procedure that involves testing a sample of blood, urine, or other tissues or substances in the body. Such tests have a variety of uses. They are often used as part of a routine checkup to identify possible changes in a person's health before any symptoms occur. Laboratory tests also play an important role in diagnosis when a person has symptoms. In addition, tests may be used to help plan a patient's treatment, evaluate the response to treatment, or monitor the course of the disease over time. Laboratory test samples are analyzed to determine whether the test results fall within normal ranges. They also may be checked for changes from previous tests. Normal test values are usually given as a range, rather than as a specific number, because normal values vary from person to person. What is normal for one person may not be normal for another person. Many factors (including the patient's sex, age, race, medical history, and general health) can affect test results. Other factors that sometimes affect test results include specific foods, drugs the patient is taking, how closely the patient follows preparatory instructions, and variations in laboratory techniques. It is also common for normal ranges to vary somewhat from laboratory to laboratory. Some laboratory tests are precise, reliable indicators of specific health problems while others provide more general information that simply gives doctors clues to possible health problems. Information obtained from laboratory tests may help doctors decide whether other tests or procedures are needed to make a diagnosis or to develop or revise a previously diagnosed patient's treatment plan. All laboratory test results must be interpreted in the context of the overall health of the patient and are generally used along with other exams or tests. The doctor who is familiar with the patient's medical history and current condition is in the best position to interpret that person's test results and explain their implications. Patients are encouraged to discuss questions or concerns about laboratory test results with the doctor.

 

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Can we have several CancersafeŽTest in my family?
Absolutely, use our contact us form , you'll get a special offer. Thanks for considering CancersafeŽ, and please come again.

 

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