At this time mankind is facing one of the most dangerous health hazards - cancer. For many decades scientists work hard trying to find a cure. However it is still not around the corner. Cancer is among the top killer diseases.
Until the cure is found cancer prevention strategy will remain one of the most important goals of national health care systems worldwide.
Lower risk of cancer development.
Researchers found many factors provoking cancer development and give recommendations on how to lower risk of having cancer.
Early cancer detection makes treatment possible.
There is another important issue - an early detection of possible tumors. Patients have more chances to survive if tumor is detected at early stage. Modern medicine provides various means for early detection of tumors: mammography, blood tests, X-rays, colonoscopy, etc.
However most of these procedures are used not very often - every 6 months at most or ordered by doctors when they become suspicious about tumor. Many people avoid taking the tests because they are associated with visits to doctors and substantial costs. Thus irregular testing increases chances to miss tumors at early stages.
Detecting cancer at early stages - newest technologies.
Is there any way to find signs of possible cancer, which does not require taking costly procedures and can be done more often? Yes, this is heart rate variability analysis
Researchers found that tumor occurs when immune system is weakened and organism is not able to fight cancerous cells. An immune deficit typically occurs when the autonomic nervous system function and specifically its parasympathetic branch is significantly decreased. Many health risk factors triggering cancer development have negative impact on the autonomic nervous system lowering its ability to regulate body functions. A long-term exposure to these factors causes chronic stress, debilitates the autonomic function, weakens the immune system and triggers onset of tumor.
Role of Heart Rate Variability in early stage cancer detection.
It is well-known that HRV is the strongest indicator of the autonomic function. Lowering certain HRV parameters may tell us that parasympathetic tonus is in trouble. Regular HRV testing helps in assessing the autonomic function and monitoring its dynamics over longer time frame. However HRV is a non-specific method of health assessment. It cannot be used to make specific diagnoses. It serves as a strong marker of the autonomic health and estimates the possibility of developing cancer when the autonomic function is chronically low.
For HRV analysis 5-minute heart rhythm recording must be done using inexpensive devices and special software. Taking this simple test in a doctor's office or at home on a regular basis helps catching a negative tendency in the autonomic function way before the first symptoms of cancer may occur.
Using latest tools to reveal cancer at early stages.
Biocom Technologies, the leader on HRV market, has developed special products called Heart Rhythm Scanner
and Inner Balance Scan
for assessment of the autonomic function. These products are being used by many leading Universities in the USA and Europe, health professionals and researches. The Heart Rhythm Scanner and Inner Balance Scan are successfully used in doctor's office to screen patients and at home to monitor personal health for quite some time. The company received many evidences from patients about detecting negative tendencies in their HRV and following health checkups managed to find health problems at early stages. In several occasions those were tumors.