Cancer Screening in San Diego, CA
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What Are Cancer Screenings?
The Galleri™ cancer screening offered at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine is a preventive step toward detecting cancers in the early stages. These cancer screenings are completed through liquid biopsies (a blood test), where they are used to detect any cancer cells in the body. It is different than your usual mammogram or colonoscopy because it is able to detect cancer cells early before they develop into advanced stages. Cancer screening is a quick, easy, and great way for many of our San Diego, CA patients to learn about what can be done in the next steps of their treatment plans. For more information on how we conduct our cancer screenings, contact our office and schedule an appointment.
What Happens During A Cancer Screening?
Cancers like ovarian and pancreatic are rare forms that are hard to treat and rarely caught in the early stages. However, a cancer screening at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA, is a safe and effective way to detect cancer cells before they reach a critical stage. During your Galleri™ cancer screening, one of our medical professionals will conduct a blood draw. Once your blood is taken, it is sent off to be analyzed for any indicators of cancer cells. Some of the cancers that are able to be detected with this screening method include:
- Colon cancer
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Adrenal cortical carcinoma
It is important to note that although this cancer screening in San Diego is quick and easy, it should be used as a tool in addition to other cancer screenings. For more information on how we complete cancer screenings in our office, schedule an appointment with our team.
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Cancer screenings are a quick way for you to take control of your health and get the treatment that's needed. The path to prevention can easily start when you schedule an appointment with our team at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine. Contact our team of professionals in San Diego, CA, to get started.