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Cancer & Circulating Tumor Cells – OHR #421

Cancer & circulating tumor cells

Did you know that 99% of the cancer patients that come to us have detectable circulating cancer stem cells in their blood? Did you know that circulating tumor stem cells (CTCs) are responsible for 95% of metastases? Did you know that when you are told you are cancer free after surgery that the chances that you have circulating cancer cells still in your blood is very high and that those can at some future date “land” in another tissue and cause disease recurrence?

Did you know that we check for circulating cancer cells in all people who have been diagnosed with cancer so we can continue immune building and anti-tumor treatments going so as to prevent recurrence?

Did you also know that by detecting the circulating cancer stem cells we can test what the cancer cells are sensitive to and so really give you a personalized treatment and not a one size protocol treatment?

At LifeWorks we specialize in patients with advanced cancer and can offer treatments that give patients a higher quality of life and often longer life than treatments that devastate the immune system and cause the patient to have worse symptoms from their treatment than they do with their disease.

If you or someone you know has cancer and are afraid of what problems traditional treatment can cause you, schedule a visit with me and we can discuss other ways to help you overcome. We have lots of patient successes and you could be the next one.

Research Genetics Cancer Centre’s (R.G.C.C.) analysis has revolutionized how we care for our cancer patients. Over the past nine years, physicians worldwide have utilized the R.G.C.C. personalized cancer care analysis with their patients and have seen tremendous strides in cancer survival.

Watch our short video below to learn more about the R.G.C.C. test and why we recommend it to all cancer patients as well as individuals looking to prevent cancer!

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

“Dr. Minkoff & Staff, I just couldn’t wait to thank you for all the amazing treatments and compassion that everyone shows.  You’ve made this experience more tolerable and even a joy.  My news is that my scan showed, NO CANCER, none, nada! Thank you for all you have done. Be Blessed.” – Linda

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About Dr. David Minkoff, Medical Director

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.