Wellness & Cancer Prevention

Personalized Approach to Disease Prevention & Lowering Risk

Our goal is to identify patients at increased risk of cancer and provide a reasonable strategy for prevention and early detection. We offer a number of tools to determine an individual’s risk of cancer and assess for other major diseases. We offer a broad range of tests that have the potential to uncover early cancers and markers of disease. Following a review of your results, an individualized plan for health will be provided.

Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Health Coaching and Monitoring
  • Weight Management Program

Who Should Come to Our Center

Patients with elevated risk for cancer and other diseases. Examples include patients with a previous history of cancer, family hx of cancer, or a chronic medical condition that is associated with cancer.

Examples – Elevated Cancer Risk

  • Age over 45 years for colon cancer screening

    Prior History of Colon Polyps

  • Prior History of Colon Cancer – Personal or Family
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic heartburn and Barrett’s esophagus
  • Chronic liver disease – Hepatitis B and C
  • H. pylori infection of the stomach
  • Celiac disease (Gluten enteropathy)
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Abnormal CT or other imaging study suggesting new growt
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Chronic autoimmune disease
  • Strong Family History of GI / Liver Cancers

Our Process

Phase I

  • Questionnaire – personal health history, family history of cancer, quality of life score, and assessment of risk factors
  • Laboratory – testing for abnormalities in electrolytes, liver and kidney function, cholesterol, and markers of inflammation
  • Tumor Panel – testing for known markers associated with cancer
  • Genomic Testing – DNA profiling for known mutations that may raise risk of cancer
  • Imaging – CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound, Pill Camera testing for early detection of cancers
  • Endoscopy – evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract for detection of precancerous growths within the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and colon
  • Research – opportunities to participate in latest innovations in cancer prevention; share data with academic centers for further study

Phase II

  • Evaluation and summary of abnormal findings
  • Longterm Plan for Health
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Weight Management Program – if needed