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After a cancer diagnosis, a person's priorities regarding relationships, career, or lifestyle may change. Cancer survivors, people with a history of cancer, often say they appreciate life more. They also say they have gained a greater acceptance of self. At the same time, some survivors also become anxious about their health. Some survivors become uncertain of how to cope with life after treatment, especially when regular visits to doctors stop. Find out more about coping with such concerns. Learn more about the next steps to take in survivorship.

About the Home Cancer tester:  It's a HCG tester that you can use in your own privacy and it takes only 3 min. to get the results.

Do not use the tester if you are PREGNANT.

Additional Interferences with the Test:
Thyroid Hormones
Steroidal compounds (i.e. prednisone)
Female hormone supplements (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone)
Vitamin D

If you are using these compounds you must wait for three days after you stop taking them and resume after urine extraction. AS ALWAYS, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO STOPPING ANY MEDICATIONS OR SUPPLEMENTS.

(From the Navarro Clinic’s official website:)

“Developed in the late 1950's, by the renowned oncologist, the late Dr. Manuel D. Navarro, the test detects the presence of cancer cells even before signs or symptoms develop. Dr. Navarro found HCG to be present in all types of cancers. The test is based on a theory proposed by Howard Beard and other researchers who contend that cancer is related to a misplaced trophoblastic cell that become malignant in a manner similar to pregnancy in that they both secrete HCG. As a consequence, a measure of the amount of HCG found in the blood or urine is also a measure of the degree of malignancy. The higher the number, the greater is the severity of cancer.
Urine, as opposed to blood or serum, is the preferred specimen for the test. In 1980, Papapetrou and co-authors reported the correctness of the urine specimen to be used in HCG Immunoassay. In 32 proven cancer cases, the immunoassay test gave 31 positive results using urine while only 12 positive results were reported using blood. HCG has been found to undergo glycosylation in the liver as it travels in the hepatic circulation. Thus,the HCG molecule cannot be detected. The molecule does not undergo this process in the kidney and therefore the molecule remains intact in the urine.
The test detects the presence of brain cancer as early as early as 29 months before symptoms appear; 27 months for fibro sarcoma of the abdomen; 24 months for skin cancer; 12 months for cancer of the bones (metastasis from the breast extirpated 2 years earlier).
The Navarro Medical Clinic has been performing the HCG test for cancer for many years and continues to offer this service under the direction of Dr. Efren Navarro. Dr. Efren Navarro, the son of the late Dr. Manuel D Navarro is a graduate of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Thomas, School of Medicine and Surgery, Manila Philippines. He finished his residency in Pathology at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Chicago. In 1994 he became a Hematopathology Fellow at the University of Illinois, Chicago. In 1996, he returned to the Philippines to continue the work of his famous oncologist father, Manuel Navarro, M.D.
Currently, many cancer patients take advantage of the diagnostic accuracy of the HCG test as an indicator of the effectiveness of their specific mode of therapy. Thousands of cancer survivors have used this test over the years to keep track of their treatment(s) success and check on the status of their remission."

  •  After treatment ends, one of the most common concerns survivors have is that the cancer will come back. The fear of recurrence is very real and entirely normal. Although you can not control whether the cancer returns, you can control how much the fear of recurrence affects your life.

Tips for coping with the fear of recurrence:
Living with uncertainty is never easy. It is important to remind yourself that fear and anxiety are normal parts of survivorship. Worrying about the cancer coming back is usually most intense during the first year after treatment. This worry usually decreses over time.
Here are a few ideas to help you cope with the fear of recurrence:

  • Recognize your emotions. Many people try to hide or ignore “negative” feelings like fear and anxiety. Ignoring them only allows them to strengthen and become more overwhelming. It often helps to talk about your fears with a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional. Or you can try writing down your thoughts. Talking and thinking about your concerns can help you explore the issues that underlie your fear. This might include the fear of having to repeat cancer treatment, losing control over your life, or facing death.
  • Accept your fears. Telling yourself not to worry or criticizing yourself for being afraid won't make these feelings go away. Accept that you are going to experience some fear, and focus on ways to manage the anxiety. Be aware that your anxiety may temporarily increase at specific times. These may include follow-up care appointments, the anniversary of your diagnosis, or someone else’s cancer diagnosis.
  • Don't worry alone. Many cancer survivors find joining a support group to be helpful. Support groups offer the chance to share feelings and fears with others who understand. They also allow you to exchange practical information and helpful suggestions. The group experience often creates a sense of belonging that helps survivors feel less alone and more understood.
  • Don't forget ourHome Testing Kitthat in your own privacy can detect if you are free of cancer. This is very important because an early detection is critical to the treatment of cancer. This tester cannot be substituted for a full medical exam, but can give you a peace of mind that you are free of cancer.

Reduce stress. Finding ways to manage your stress will help lower your overall level of anxiety. Try different ways of reducing stress to find out what works best for you. This could include:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Focusing on hobbies and other activities you enjoy
  • Taking a walk, meditating, or enjoying a bath
  • Exercising regularly
  • Reading a funny book or watching a funny movie
  • Be well informed. In general, most cancers have a predictable pattern of recurrence. However, no one can tell you exactly what will happen in the future. A health care professional familiar with your medical history can give you information about the chance the cancer could recur. He or she can also tell you what symptoms to look for. Knowing what to expect may help you stop worrying that every ache or pain means the cancer has returned. If you do experience a symptom that doesn’t go away or gets worse, talk with a health care professional.