The Take2 Prophecy test is available in Taiwan to:
- Asymptomatic Private patients
- Clinicians advising testing to monitor treatment or recurrence
Who should have the test?
- Men or women who live in the Taiwan1
- Men aged over 40 are at higher risk than other population groups (Women and younger adults are also at risk of NPC. The risks to them are not negligible)2
- Having a diet rich in salt-cured fish and meats1
- Frequent exposure to other carcinogens1
- Family history of NPC (with 4-8 times higher risk)3
- Infection with Epstein-Barr virus1
- Work under conditions rich in formaldehyde (a chemical known as a health hazard)4
1. Chua MLK, Wee JTS, Hui EP, Chan ATC. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The Lancet. 2016;387(10022):1012-1024. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(15)00055-0.
2. Li K, Lin GZ, Shen JC, Zhou Q. Time Trends of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in Urban Guangzhou over a 12-Year Period (2000-2011): Declines in Both Incidence and Mortality. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2014;15(22):9899-9903. doi:10.7314/apjcp.2014.15.22.9899.
3. Ng WT, Choi CW, Lee MCH, Chan SH, Yau TK, Lee AWM. Familial nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Hong Kong: epidemiology and implication in screening. Fam Cancer. 2009;8(2):103-108. doi:10.1007/s10689-008-9213-9
4. Vaughan TL, Stewart PA, Teschke K, et al. Occupational exposure to formaldehyde and wood dust and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Occup Environ Med. 2000;57(6):376-384. doi:10.1136/oem.57.6.376