NBC Nightly News: Multi Cancer Early Detection Test

Health Tips / NBC Nightly News: Multi Cancer Early Detection Test

When you cross over into your 50s and beyond, like it or not your risk for developing cancer increases. If you’re health-conscious, you try to schedule the recommended screening tests: mammogram, Pap smear, skin check, colonoscopy or Cologuard, and lung CT scan for smokers.

However, a new blood test changes the odds. I’ve written about this before but making every one aware has become increasingly important. There was a segment last night on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt about the Galleri test, which is designated for patients at a higher risk for cancer. This includes (but not limited to) the following categories:.

  • 50 years old+ (13 times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer after 50)
  • Cancer survivor (preferably 3 years post last treatment)
  • Family history of cancer
  • Hereditary cancer mutation
  • Tobacco use (past of present)
  • Obese diabetic using insulin
  • HPV/Hep C/HIV positive
  • Transplant recipients taking immunosuppressants

The Galleri test is a simple blood draw that can be done at WholeHealth Chicago or any local lab. It looks for more than 50 types of cancer and has a remarkably low false-positive rate of 0.5%. Read my past Health Tip.

If you fall into any of these categories or are simply interested in getting tested, schedule with us at WholeHealth Chicago for a test. Be sure to also schedule a follow up and we’ll walk you through the results.

Be Well,

David Edelberg, MD

2 thoughts on “NBC Nightly News: Multi Cancer Early Detection Test

    Sorry, no $949

    David Edelberg, M.D.
    Posted December 19, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Is this test covered by insurance? For cancer test.

    Rosaura Bozickovich
    Posted December 16, 2021 at 9:39 am

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