Oncolab occasionally receives messages from patients telling their stories about how the AMAS test has helped them. Below is one of those stories:
"What are you worried about?" the doctor said to me in his cavalier manner, "It's just a cyst." He was the head of Urology at a major LA hospital center. The CT scan, MRI and Ultrasound just presented a cyst ... but did not identify it to be cancerous. My cousin told me about the AMAS test. I called Oncolab, ordered the kit, took it to a local hospital lab and had it drawn and prepared, then I shipped it back to Oncolab. The results came back in a couple of days positive for [anti-malignin] antibodies to cancer. I saw my family doctor who sent me to a Urologist. This Urologist took me very seriously and addressed the fact that he could not tell me one way or the other from the films alone if this cyst was or was not malignant and "That is dangerous", he said. "This could very well be a malignancy". He sent me to the Cleveland Clinic where I was told to get it out as soon as possible. The cyst and the lower lobe of my left kidney were removed laparoscopically.
The AMAS test was right it was malignant. Type 1 Renal Cell Carcinoma.
(Kidney Cancer) The AMAS test saved my life. I am very grateful for this test. I have continued to take the test over the years to make sure that I am cancer free. Thank you Oncolab! All Physicians should be made aware of and use this very helpful diagnostic tool.