Cancer Screening With the Galleri® Early Detection Test

At AC Wellness in Kansas City, we offer the innovative Galleri® multi-cancer early detection test, a cutting-edge approach to help identify cancer in its early stages.

What Is the Galleri® Test?

Galleri is a groundbreaking blood test designed to detect signals of over 50 types of cancer. It stands out for its high accuracy and minimal rates of false positives and negatives. Through this test, available via prescription from a licensed healthcare provider at AC Wellness, your chances of early cancer detection are significantly enhanced.


GRAIL, the developer of the Galleri test, is a healthcare company focused on early cancer detection. They are known for their innovative use of genomics and data science to develop advanced diagnostic tools, with the Galleri test being one of their most notable achievements. They collaborated with numerous leading cancer institutions to study the Galleri test, which underscores the test’s credibility and rigorously researched foundation, ensuring patients receive a thoroughly evaluated and reliable option for early cancer detection. GRAIL’s mission is to significantly improve cancer detection rates, thereby enhancing patient outcomes and transforming the landscape of cancer care.

Understanding the Importance of Early Cancer Detection

Early detection is critical in improving cancer survival rates. The Galleri test plays an essential role in identifying cancer at its earliest stages, when treatment options are more varied and potentially more effective. The test significantly enhances the ability to start treatment sooner by detecting cancer signals that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Galleri test is more than a screening tool; it’s an integral part of a proactive health and wellness plan.

Why Choose Galleri® Cancer Screening?

Broad Spectrum Cancer Screening

The Galleri test offers a revolutionary approach to cancer screening. This test expands beyond the limitations of standard screenings, which typically target only the five most common cancers. The Galleri test can identify a marker for 50+ different types of cancer, some of which are among the deadliest yet lack specific screening procedures. This includes cancers that account for 71 percent of cancer deaths each year, highlighting the broad nature of the test. By integrating this test with standard screenings, we offer a more comprehensive cancer detection strategy, improving the chances of early discovery and treatment.

Advanced Detection and Precision

The Galleri blood test employs a sophisticated method to screen for a common signal indicative of various cancers. Remarkably, when Galleri identifies a cancer signal, it can accurately predict the cancer’s tissue or organ origin with an 88% accuracy rate. This precise prediction is crucial for guiding subsequent diagnostic tests, such as additional lab work or imaging, to confirm the presence of cancer.

Who Is the Galleri® Test Most Beneficial For?

The Galleri test is suitable for adults interested in proactive health monitoring, especially those with a higher risk of cancer. This includes individuals with a family history of cancer, those exposed to known cancer risk factors or anyone seeking comprehensive health screening beyond traditional methods. It’s particularly recommended for adults over the age of 50, as the risk of cancer generally increases with age. If you’re looking for a broad-spectrum cancer screening tool to detect early signs of cancer, the Galleri test could be a valuable addition to your healthcare plan.

Who Would Not Benefit From the Galleri® Test?

The Galleri test is not recommended for everyone. Individuals under the age of 21, pregnant people and those currently undergoing cancer treatment are advised not to take the test. Additionally, it may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions or those who have recently undergone a major medical procedure. Since the Galleri test is not a replacement for routine cancer screenings, those without a significant risk of cancer might not need this test.

The Cancer Screening Process

Understanding the steps involved in the Galleri cancer screening process can help you feel more informed and comfortable as you consider this important health decision. Here’s a detailed breakdown:

1. Your Consultation

  • Purpose: Your initial consultation at AC Wellness is a crucial step. It’s an opportunity for us to discuss the Galleri test in detail and explore how it fits into your overall health strategy.
  • Discussion Points: We will talk about your personal and family medical history, any cancer risks you might have and your health goals. This conversation helps us understand why you’re considering the test and ensure it aligns with your needs.
  • Decision Making: Our experts will guide you through the benefits and limitations of the test, enabling you to make an informed decision about proceeding.

2. Blood Draw

  • Procedure: After determining that the Galleri test is suitable for you, we’ll schedule a blood draw. This procedure is quick and straightforward, typically taking just a few minutes.

3. Blood Sample Processing

  • Sending to Lab: Your blood sample is securely sent to GRAIL’s state-of-the-art clinical lab for processing.
    • This lab is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), ensuring it meets high federal and professional standards for quality, accuracy and reliability in its testing processes.
  • Advanced Analysis: Using sophisticated technology, your sample is analyzed for cancer signals indicative of the 50+ cancer types the Galleri test can detect.
  • Timeframe: Results are usually ready within two weeks.

4. Evaluation of Test Results

  • Expert Review: Our specialists carefully review your test results. They consider not just the presence or absence of cancer signals but also the broader context of your health history.
  • Planning: Based on these results, we create a proposed plan. This may include recommendations for further testing, lifestyle adjustments or proactive health measures.

5. Appointment to Review and Discuss Your Results

  • Discussion and Guidance: In this follow-up appointment, we will go over your results in detail. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and understand what the findings mean for you.
  • Next Steps if Cancer Is Detected: If a cancer signal is detected, we’ll discuss the potential locations and recommend further diagnostic evaluations, such as imaging or biopsies, to confirm and locate the cancer.
  • Wellness Pathway if No Cancer Is Detected: If no cancer signal is found, we can explore other potential health markers and discuss strategies to maintain or improve your overall health and wellness.

Each step of this process is designed with your comfort, understanding and health as top priorities. Our team at AC Wellness is committed to providing you with thorough, personalized care throughout your cancer screening.

Cancers Screened for by the Galleri® Test

The Galleri test screens for a wide range of cancers, including:

  • Adrenal cortical carcinoma
  • Ampulla of Vater cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Appendix carcinoma
  • Bile duct cancer, including:
    • Distal bile duct cancer
    • Intrahepatic bile duct cancer
    • Perihilar bile duct cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon and rectum cancer
  • Esophagus and esophagogastric junction cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Gestational trophoblastic neoplasms
  • Hypopharyngeal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma
  • Melanoma of the skin
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumors of the appendix
  • Neuroendocrine tumors of the colon and rectum
  • Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas
  • Oral cancer
  • Oropharyngeal cancers, including:
    • HPV-mediated (p16+)
    • HPV16 negative (p16-)
  • Ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneum cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer (exocrine)
  • Penile cancer
  • Plasma cell myeloma and plasma cell disorders
  • Prostate cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcomas, including those of the:
    • Abdomen and thoracic visceral organs
    • Head and neck
    • Retroperitoneum
    • Trunk and extremities
    • Unusual histologies and sites
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Ureteral and renal pelvis cancer
  • Uterus carcinoma and carcinosarcoma
  • Uterus sarcoma
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Pricing and What’s Included With Your Screening

The cost of a Galleri test varies based on several factors and includes the following:

  • Initial consultation
  • Lab visit for the blood draw
  • Blood draw kit processing
  • Evaluation of results
  • Copy of test results

Once we have your results, we will give you a call to inform you of them and determine the next steps. In the case of positive results, a follow-up in-person appointment will be scheduled to discuss them, which is an additional fee billed through the Galleri company.

At your consultation, we’ll provide you with specific pricing details for your screening.

Important Safety Information

  • The Galleri test is not a substitute for routine cancer screenings.
  • It is prescribed for adults at an elevated risk of cancer or those who are proactive in monitoring their health and seeking early detection of potential cancers.
  • Results should be interpreted alongside clinical symptoms and medical history.

Getting Started With Your Cancer Screening in Kansas City

Discover the potential of early cancer detection with the Galleri test. If you’re interested in learning more about cancer screening or other wellness services, please contact us.

Call 816-326-7294 to schedule your consultation today and take a proactive step toward maintaining your health and wellness.

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