The American Cancer Society says 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females carry a lifetime risk of developing any form of cancer.
These days it’s hard to escape the disease – nearly all of us know someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, many of us also know someone surviving the disease.
Cancer is not a one-size-fits-all disease, and there’s not a standard “cancer test” you can run. However, staying up-to-date on your bloodwork is important, as it can be an indicator of some health concerns – including cancer. Some cancers are preventable all together, and many are highly treatable and curable if you catch them early. Many cancers also have zero symptoms – at least at first.
Your blood work or urine analysis may be an early indicator something is wrong, and reason to run more tests and scans to screen for or catch a cancer.
Standard Lab Panels
Your yearly physical will likely include a recommendation from your doctor to run your bloodwork or screen your urine.
It’s important to do this so you have a baseline report that you can refer to year after year – if something is not normal, it may give clues into your overall health.
Some of the standard panels you may be requested to get are:
Based on the results of these tests, additional panels may be requested by your doctor.
Test Smartly Labs can draw your blood or collect your urine for any test you need or that your doctor recommends. We offer a convenient, easy-to-find and affordable location.
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