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RGCC Test for Women’s Cancer Care

by | Apr 24, 2024 | Holistic Health, Naturopathic Medicine

Did you know that the most common cancers among women are breast, uterine, ovarian, and cervical?

Facing a diagnosis of any kind of cancer is overwhelming — and often followed by difficult decisions on the best course of action. But cancer treatment is not a one-size-fits-all. 

You may be seeking a more personalized approach or holistic treatment options, and the best place to begin is with the RGCC (Research Genetics Cancer Center) cancer test. 

RGCC was founded in 2004 by Dr. Ioannis Papasoliriou. The headquarters are in Switzerland with a state of art lab in Greece specializing in cancer genetics and circulating tumor stem cell counts. The RGCC test is used in over 14 countries. 

In this blog, we’ll explore how the RGCC Cancer Sensitivity Test, combined with natural options and expert guidance, can empower you to create a personalized and holistic treatment plan.

The RGCC Cancer Sensitivity Test

An RGCC test analyzes your blood to identify potential cancers, measures cancer burden and the risk of cancer spreading or returning. It also monitors existing cancers and suggests possible treatment options. For someone with a history of cancer, it can be used to help prevent a relapse. 

The test doesn’t just analyze your cancer cells’ response to traditional therapies — it explores your cancer’s sensitivity to a range of natural substances.

Here’s how the RGCC test works:

  • Liquid Biopsy: A simple blood draw isolates circulating tumor cells (CTCs) – the rogue cancer cells that have broken away from the main tumor and passed into the blood or lymph system, which may create a secondary tumor. 
  • Advanced Analysis: A count of CTCs and Cancer Stem Cells is provided which may indicate tumor burden. An individual’s isolated cancer cells are put in direct contact with substances and tumor-related genetic markers are evaluated to predict outcomes of treatments. An assessment is provided of the sensitivity to various treatments including traditional therapies and natural substances that have shown promise in supporting cancer treatment. 

The RGCC test opens the door to a wider range of treatment options. With the results, Dr. Melanie here at Dragonfly 360 Wellness will help you with the natural options and educate you to work with your oncologist on chemotherapy options.

Benefits of RGCC Testing 

Your RGCC test results can help you build a treatment plan incorporating natural options. Here are some reasons why you may benefit from this:

  • Many conventional cancer treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation, come with a range of unpleasant side effects. Natural approaches may offer a way to manage these side effects or potentially reduce their severity.
  • Natural approaches work synergistically with conventional treatments, potentially boosting their effectiveness or helping the body tolerate them better.
  • Natural approaches often focus on overall well-being and supporting the body’s natural mechanisms. This is appealing to those seeking a more holistic approach to their cancer journey.
  • RGCC tests can be used to monitor treatment effectiveness and detect cancer recurrence early.
  • CTCs can be detected before cancer can be seen on a scan. This is early detection.
  • Exploring natural options can provide a sense of empowerment and control over their treatment plan.

Incorporating natural options can give you a more personalized cancer treatment plan that considers your unique cancer profile based on your RGCC test results. This allows doctors to target therapies most likely to be effective while minimizing unnecessary side effects.

Dragonfly 360: Your Naturopathic Doctor

A cancer diagnosis can feel like a storm, but you are not alone. 

The RGCC test offers hope by providing insights into your cancer’s unique profile. This information helps you and your doctor to create a personalized treatment plan.

At Dragonfly 360 Wellness, Dr. Melanie MacLaren will guide you every step of the way. 

Dr Melanie says, “I wanted to incorporate RGCC testing into my practice so cancer patients can make informed decisions and feel a sense of empowerment over their cancer. Additionally I want to offer relapse prevention to those with a history of cancer.”

We offer the RGCC test, guidance on exploring natural options, and education for discussions with your oncologist to ensure a well-rounded approach. 

Schedule an appointment to discuss how the RGCC test and our expertise in natural approaches can support you.

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