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Early Cancer Detection

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER

You owe it to yourself, your family, and the world to take every precaution necessary to safeguard your health. One of the most important, preventative steps you can take is the early detection of cancer. New screening techniques help us detect cancer in its earliest stages, so we can eradicate it before it becomes a serious problem.

At Agenixs, we use a revolutionary blood test that can detect cancer before you have any signs or symptoms. This “liquid biopsy” tests for genetic mutations that cancers shed into the bloodstream — like UPC bar-coding on products. Each genetic mutation is unique, and it labels the DNA as having come from the cancer — like a bar code. This offers an incredible opportunity to kill cancer early, before it has any opportunity to do damage.

ONCOBlot Test

Available since 2013, the innovative ONCOblot blood test identifies the existence of malignant cancer cells in such small numbers that it is easy to destroy them before they grow into a clinically significant cancer. The test works by detecting ENOX2 proteins, which are produced only by cancer cells, and then shed into the circulation. By identifying where in the body the ENOX2 proteins originated, ONCOblot can tell us where the cancer is. Because the proteins become detectable when the malignant cells reach 2 million—which is extremely low compared with other screening techniques — ONCOblot is becoming a much more powerful tool than traditional screening methods.

The ONCOblot test can detect the presence of dozens of cancers, including: bladder, breast, cervical, colorectal, endometrial, esophageal, kidney, leukemia, liver, lung, lymphoma, melanoma, mesothelioma, myeloma, ovarian, pancreatic, sarcoma, stomach, thyroid, and uterine.

Our goal at Agenixs is to give you as much information as possible about your body and your health, so we can take the necessary steps to ensure a long, joyous, and fulfilling life.

For Men

Testosterone Therapy

Men need testosterone to live well—not just for optimal mental and physical health, but to prevent chronic illnesses. With years of experience evaluating and treating low T, Dr. Savage customizes each treatment, using testosterone pellets or injections to optimize effective and safe improvements in health, energy, stamina, sex drive, and performance.

Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone pellets are the only method of testosterone therapy that delivers consistent, physiologic levels of testosterone, thus avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels—and in mood and energy—that can be caused by other methods of delivery. Lasting from four to six months, pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of testosterone replacement.

How Pellets Work
Each Tic-Tac-sized pellet contains crystalline testosterone. During a brief and painless in-office procedure, pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellets deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone.

Proven Results
Studies show that pellets are the superior form of testosterone replacement therapy in increasing lean body mass—muscle strength and bone density—and decreasing fat mass; and in improving libido, sexual response, and performance. Proven benefits include increased strength, coordination and physical performance, and improvement in concentration and memory. The change starts within days. There is more data to support the use of pellets than any other method of testosterone therapy.

Injections

Injected into the thigh, glute, or deltoid muscles, testosterone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. One advantage of injections is flexibility—dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

Testosterone Therapy: Safe and Effective

What You Should Know
  • Low testosterone is a well-established medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • Symptoms and signs of low testosterone occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment, regardless of whether there is an identified underlying origin.
  • Testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone is effective and evidence-based.
  • There is no established testosterone level that reliably distinguishes those men who will respond to treatment from those who will not.
  • There is no scientific basis for withholding testosterone therapy to older adult males.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risks of heart attacks or heart disease.
  • Testosterone therapy has benefits for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes
While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include acne, blood clots, hair loss, and breast development. With decades of experience in administering appropriate testosterone therapy, we encounter these side effects in our patients infrequently.