Cancer is a disease that has been on the epidemic rise in the last few years, and as per reports around forty percent of United States’ population would suffer some form of cancer during their lifetime. In 2014 alone, there were around 14.5 million U.S. citizens battling cancer. In the next ten years, the figure is expected to reach around twenty million. However, thanks to many technological advances being made in the medical field, many forms of cancer are now recoverable. Moreover, availability and centralization of cancer therapies related data are now possible with the help of efforts made by Tempus; a data centric technology firm co-founded by Eric Lefkofksy. As a noted and successful entrepreneur with plenty of resources to his disposable, Eric Lefkofsky is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that Tempus can meet its objectives.
Eric Lefkofsky does not have a medical background, and his focus was never to start a company in the medical world until his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. During the diagnosis of his wife, Eric Lefkofsky realized that there is a significant lack of the availability of cancer treatment related data that would help the oncologists to pinpoint which cancer therapy would be more efficient. It is often seen that some form of therapy is effective on some patient while being completely ineffective on others. Many factors go into play including genomics and the medical history of the patient when deciding upon which cancer treatment to follow for a particular patient. It is what Tempus helps in determining through the data enabled precision medicine. The availability of such data can potentially save lives.
Tempus takes into account the molecular as well as clinical data of the patient and correlates it with the thousands of electronic health records collected from different hospitals and cancer treatment facilities. It helps in coming to a conclusion as to which cancer treatment and medicine would be beneficial for the patient. It reduces the confusion among the oncologists in complicated cases and makes cancer treatment more effective overall. Tempus has also reduced the need for the doctors to follow one size fits all approach when it comes to cancer treatment as each patient is different.
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Lifeline Screening is a company that provides health screenings that can be used by the doctor of an individual to discover and treat diseases. The screenings and tests are not normally found in a doctor’s office, but are available in hospitals and medical testing facilities.
Lifeline Screening provides access to these procedures in a less expensive and more convenient manner. They are available in public settings and in places of employment. Many medical tests normally require a referral and they can be very expensive. That is why the procedures that Lifeline Screenings offer are so popular.
The ultrasound test is a very useful and popular test. Sound waves are directed to the location of various organs in a person’s body and a real-time, functioning image is shown. This is very useful for the observation of blood flow and the actual workings of organs as they are operational in the body. The observation of the Carotid arteries show the levels of blockage, if any, in these arteries which are the primary route of the blood to the brain.
Ultrasound also shows the function of blood flow to other parts of the body with the ankle-brachial index test which can reveal any artery disease in the peripheral areas of the body. The abdominal aortic aneurysm screening test reveals a critical aneurysm if present, and the levels of bone density indicates possible osteoporosis.
The finger-stick blood test makes available a drop or two of blood from which a complete lipid blood panel can be derived. Cholesterol levels, both HDL and LDL, show whether or not the cholesterol of an individual is at the proper levels. Blood glucose levels indicate if the pancreas is processing sugar properly and if a person is pre-diabetic or if full-blown diabetes is present.
A limited level electrocardiograph shows if a person has arterial fibrillation, also called A-Fib. If A-Fib is indicated, which is an irregular heartbeat, a person’s doctor should be notified right away. A-Fib can cause blood clots to form which can cause a stroke to occur and should be treated as soon as possible. For more info about us: https://twitter.com/Life_Line click here.
None of the tests performed by Lifeline Screening are at all invasive and they do not require the removal of any clothing. All tests are forwarded to a person’s doctor for further advice and treatment.