CANCER PREVENTION, SCREENING AND TREATMENT

Preventive Medicine and Cancer Care of Denver is a concierge medical practice that is focused on providing you with high quality, comprehensive, and integrative care; emphasizing your unique and personalized health needs. Preventing or treating cancer is never an easy challenge considering that 1 in 2 people in the US will develop an invasive cancer over their lifetime. Dr. Mark Levandovsky, MD has developed 4 unique cancer prevention, screening, and treatment programs that are designed with YOU in mind.

 

“The initial consultation was nothing that I’d ever expected it would be. I thought it would be, the usual 5 to 10 minutes, instead it was like 3 to 4 hours…and I couldn’t believe all of the tests that were done… and when we got done, [Dr. Levandovsky] had a full picture of who I am.”

-Bob Marks, Patient

 
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Personalized and Proactive Medicine

At Preventive Medicine and Cancer Care we are offering a proactive and integrative approach to cancer prevention and treatment to our patients. With skyrocketing rates of cancer in the US, there’s never been such a need for such a proactive and personalized health approach.

Dr. Mark Levandovsky’s Reviews

 

4 Concierge Oncology Programs Based On Your Needs

 

Total Cancer Care Program

—Is for those with a cancer or hematological diagnosis who need an unlimited access to an expert oncologist to guide and support them through all stages of their cancer journey. Dr. Levandovsky will provide the most comprehensive and cutting edge treatment and build a personalized care program for each patient.

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Advanced Cancer Screening & Prevention Program

—Is entirely focused on cancer and disease prevention for patients with cancer concerns, high risk of cancer or genetic predispositions. Dr. Levandovsky’s integrative approach to disease prevention can help ensure one’s wellness and longevity.

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Cancer Navigation Program

—Is for those with active cancer, have an oncology team, but would like to involve a personal physician-advocate to ensure that they are receiving an optimal treatment, getting their concerns/questions addressed and understood. Dr. Levandovsky helps to coordinate treatment and build your care team, navigates you through the complexities of our current medical system to make a dramatic difference in outcome and experience.

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Second Opinion Program (Oncology and Hematology)

— For those diagnosed with cancer or a hematological condition, facing a decision about their treatment and feeling that they are not getting their questions answered about alternative treatment options with their current team. Consult an oncologist with a more integrative and personalized approach to your cancer care.

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What is Proactive Cancer Prevention?

  • Knowing your PERSONAL cancer risk or detailed TREATMENT options.

  • Investing in your individualized cancer screening strategy, based specifically on YOUR personal risk factors

  • Knowing how to modify your lifestyle, exposure and environmental cancer risk factors

  • Addressing YOUR psycho-emotional reasons for your choices

  • Establishing a PERSONAL relationship with your doctor—your personal health and wellness advocate

  • Individualized nutritional, exercise, and mindfulness guidance

 
 
 

Key Highlights

-Our programs include unlimited, ongoing access to Dr. Mark Levandovsky MD, top-notch internist, oncologist and hematologist.

-A fully comprehensive screening and evaluation for cancer, blood diseases, and cardiovascular risk, as well as an array of other life changing conditions.

-A full genetic and molecular evaluation with review of your exposures and risks.

-A top notch evaluation, supported by the latest evidence-based medical research and practice.

 
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“In the past, I’ve always felt rushed with my doctors who were eager to treat symptoms, I’ve never before had someone sit down with me for 2 hours and actually talk about my whole health.”
-Kimberly Benfield, Patient

 
 
 

What is Integrative Cancer Care?

Get a comprehensive assessment of your health and wellness. Our 3-4 hour physical exam covers your genetic, environmental, nutritional and emotional health. In additional to personalized attention to your medical history, Dr. Levandovsky takes the time to educate patients on their medical conditions, predispositions, and prognosis, focusing on empowerment rather than a traditional prescriptive approach. Dr. Levandovsky incorporates 3-generations of family genetic history with lifestyle and environmental exposures. A comprehensive nutritional and fitness assessment that covers eating habits and physiology are also reviewed. In order to impact change, Dr. Levandovsky focuses on patients’ choices and reasons behind why we do, eat and interact the way we do; how that impacts our health and wellness, and what is a meaningful change for the person in front of him.


PROGRAMS



1. Total Cancer Care Program


For those with a cancer or hematologic diagnosis, Dr. Levandovsky offers ongoing cancer (or hematology care) with access to the doctor via office visits, phone, and email. Unlimited coordination and discussion with all involved medical specialists and team members. A comprehensive evaluation of your specific tumor molecular composition with a goal of offering personalized treatment. Support and navigation through all stages of your cancer treatment (e.g., infusions, radiation, surgery/interventions, and clinical trials, as needed). Additional support emphasizing caring for the whole person, that addresses concerns ranging from your psycho-emotional health to recommendations for clinical trials or internal medicine issues. A collaboration, review, and “virtual second opinions” with international thought leaders in the field, as appropriate for your cancer diagnosis. The Program includes:

Imaging

  • MRI, CT and PET Scan

  • 3D Mammogram and Ultrasound of the Breast— a more advanced version of a traditional mammogram that creates more detailed, refined images with targeted ultrasound examination of potentially concerning areas

  • Breast MRI— a non-invasive, radiation-free imaging procedure, designed to detect early changes in the breast tissue, with over 90% sensitivity for early breast cancer detection.

  • CT of the Lungs— a non-invasive form of imaging, uses a specialized form of X-ray, coupled with computer technology, to produce cross-sectional images (slices) of soft tissue, organs, bone and blood vessels in any area of the body. CT lung cancer screening has revolutionized medical imaging by providing more detailed information than conventional X-rays, improving lung cancer diagnostics

  • MRI of the Ovaries/Uterus or Prostate—a non-invasive and painless form of imaging that helps create detailed cross-sectional images of pelvic organs and internals structures without the use of potentially harmful ionizing radiation.

  • MRI of the Abdomen and Pelvis — a non-invasive and painless form of imaging that helps create detailed cross-sectional images of the organs and internals structures without the use of potentially harmful ionizing radiation.

  • PET Scan— a positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity. This scan can sometimes detect disease before it shows up on other imaging tests.

Molecular and genetic screening

  • Genetic testing— extensive analysis of the 80+ genes associated or linked to cancer and other critical illness

  • HPV oral screening— a new painless type of test that helps to establish presence of HPV virus in the saliva which may increase one’s risk for oral cancer

  • Complete microbiome testing and analysis— a comprehensive evaluation of one’s gut bacterial flora, inflammatory and metabolic markers, linked to various forms of gastrointestinal cancer, as well as inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

  • Cancer liquid biopsy—A test done on a sample of blood to look for cancer cells or tumor DNA that maybe circulating in the blood; if detected, these pieces of tumor DNA can further predict cancer’s site of origin for further testing and evaluation. This way a liquid biopsy may be used to help detect cancer at a very early stage.

  • Urine biopsy— a new screening modality that is successful in screening for prostate cancer, and soon bladder and kidney cancers, by using a urine sample.

  • Complete genome sequencing—this is the most comprehensive picture of your entire genetic code, that includes an analysis of 22,000+ expressed genes (exome), with an advanced profiling of over 1000 genes associated with cancer predisposition, genes related to cardiovascular, autoimmune and neurological conditions. This test may be of additional help for patients with atypical, difficult-to-diagnose symptoms, by focusing our attention on your top genetic/molecular predispositions.

Primary care

  • In-depth personal and family history

  • Stroke risk assessment and prevention 

  • Cardiovascular health, focused on heart attack, high blood pressure and organ damage prevention

  • Medication review

  • Lung function testing that examines how well the lungs work

  • Skin cancer screening and examination

  • Breast exam (women)

  • Prostate Exam (men)

  • Abdominal and pelvic organ health, aimed to screen for and detect early evidence of organ stress/damage or cancer

  • Endocrine health and lipid profiling, in addition to standard-of-care screening, we also look at early markers of cholesterol and thyroid elevation, inflammation and oxidation, which can be elevated before the traditional ones suggest a problem

  • Liver metabolic function and kidney function, examining liver inflammation, swelling, and ability to metabolize/excrete toxins

  • Markers of systemic inflammation and cell turn-over and their effects on cardiovascular disease, hematologic and liver health

  • Urinary function and composition, looking at blood, stones/crystals, protein, inflammation and infection.

  • Screening for anemia (low red blood cells) and other blood abnormalities

  • Prostate screening for men 40+ (PSA)

Lifestyle and wellness

  • Personalized overall lifestyle assessment with guidance to achieve your personal health-related goals.

  • Detailed evaluation of the extent and type of lifestyle choices and their impact on cancer.

  • A comprehensive nutritional assessment; discussing the role of food as medicine and its impact on cancer.

  • Fitness evaluation

  • Stress management and mindfullness recommendations

  • Sleep health assessment

  • Vitamin and supplement review



2. Advanced Cancer Screening & Prevention Program

Get a comprehensive assessment of your health, with a specific focus on cancer. Our 4-hour evaluation covers your medical, genetic and molecular health, as well as environmental and nutritional exposures. Dr. Levandovsky incorporates 3-generations of family genetic history with environmental exposures and lifestyle. A comprehensive nutritional, exercise and mindfulness evaluation complete the assessment.

Dr. Levandovsky incorporates appropriate imaging with a combination of Ultrasound, CTs and MRIs for initial screening and subsequent monitoring. He also uses cutting-edge technology with tumor biomarkers, liquid biopsies of saliva, blood and urine to get an in-depth look at your risk. As a results, we are able to provide a personalized risk assessment for 12 most common cancers in the United States – head and neck, lung, breast or prostate, upper gastrointestinal (eg, esophagus, stomach, liver and pancreas), colorectal, bladder/kidney, ovarian/uterine and melanoma). Based on this individualized risk evaluation, each person will understand their unique health cancer profile and undergo a screening program designed specifically for them; with the goal of cancer prevention and early detection. The Program includes the following:

Personal and family health history

  • An in-depth review of your maternal and paternal medical and genetic history.

  • An evaluation of your personal cancer history and cancer-related conditions (environmental, infectious and medical).

Occupational and exposure factors review

  • Assessment of environmental exposures related to inhalation, ingestion or tactile contact with known carcinogens and irritants.

  • Assessment of and screening for infectious agents associated with cancer.

Lifestyle and wellness evaluation

  • Personalized overall lifestyle assessment with guidance to achieve your personal health-related goals.

  • Detailed evaluation of the extent and type of lifestyle choices and their impact on cancer.

  • A comprehensive nutritional assessment; discussing the role of food as medicine and its impact on cancer.

  • Fitness evaluation

  • Stress management and mindfullness recommendations

  • Sleep health assessment

  • Vitamin and supplement review



MRI, CT scan and Ultrasound imaging (some imaging is included in the price of the program)

  • Low dose CT of the Chest, intended to minimize radiation exposure and screen for lung nodules and lung cancer.

  • MRI of abdomen and pelvis, eliminates radiation exposure altogether and screens for cancers of the upper abdomen and pelvic structures with very high accuracy.

  • MRI of the breast and prostate, again eliminates radiation exposure, while being able to detect early breast/prostate cancer with over 90% accuracy.

  • Carotid ultrasound to determine cardiovascular health

Tumor biomarkers and molecular screening

  • Screen for early signs of clot formation and inflammation, which are often associated with more aggressive cancers.

  • Screen for metabolic and hormonal changes that are associated with cancer risk.

  • Genetic testing— extensive analysis of the 80+ genes associated or linked to cancer and other critical illness

  • HPV oral screening— a new painless type of test that helps to establish presence of HPV virus in the saliva which may increase one’s risk for oral cancer and has been linked to early head and neck cancer

  • Complete microbiome testing and analysis— a comprehensive evaluation of one’s gut bacterial flora, inflammatory and metabolic markers, linked to various forms of gastrointestinal cancer, as well as inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

  • Cancer liquid biopsy—A test done on a sample of blood to look for cancer cells or tumor DNA that maybe circulating in the blood; if detected, these pieces of tumor DNA can further predict cancer’s site of origin for further testing and evaluation. This way a liquid biopsy may be used to help detect cancer at a very early stage.

  • Urine biopsy— a new screening modality that is successful in screening for prostate cancer, and soon kidney and bladder cancers, by using a urine sample.

  • Complete genome sequencing—this is the most comprehensive picture of your entire genetic code, that includes an analysis of 22,000+ expressed genes (exome), with an advanced profiling of over 1000 genes associated with cancer predisposition, genes related to cardiovascular, autoimmune and neurological conditions. This test may be of additional help for patients with atypical, difficult-to-diagnose symptoms, by focusing our attention on your top genetic/molecular predispositions.

Genetic Screening and Assessment

  • Screening for inherited genetic changes by sampling blood or saliva.

  • Screen for breast/ovarian or prostate cancer, using prostate specific bio-markers in the blood and urine.

  • Screen for colorectal cancer, using your stool to detect abnormal/cancer DNA, blood and inflammation.

  • Collaboration with genetic counselors.

Primary Care

  • In-depth personal and family history

  • Stroke risk assessment and prevention 

  • Cardiovascular health, focused on heart attack, high blood pressure and organ damage prevention

  • Medication review

  • Lung function testing that examines how well the lungs work

  • Skin cancer screening and examination

  • Breast exam (women)

  • Prostate Exam (men)

  • Abdominal and pelvic organ health, aimed to screen for and detect early evidence of organ stress/damage or cancer

  • Endocrine health and lipid profiling, in addition to standard-of-care screening, we also look at early markers of cholesterol and thyroid elevation, inflammation and oxidation, which can be elevated before the traditional ones suggest a problem

  • Liver metabolic function and kidney function, examining liver inflammation, swelling, and ability to metabolize/excrete toxins

  • Markers of systemic inflammation and cell turn-over and their effects on cardiovascular disease, hematologic and liver health

  • Urinary function and composition, looking at blood, stones/crystals, protein, inflammation and infection.

  • Screening for anemia (low red blood cells) and other blood abnormalities

  • Prostate screening for men 40+ (PSA)




3. Cancer Navigation

Is our program for patients with cancer who have a primary oncologist but want to be proactive about other options. We ensure that they are getting the best treatment by utilizing unlimited guidance from Dr. Levandovsky. We emphasize a comprehensive evaluation of your specific tumor genetics, personalizing care based your tumor molecular and genetic signatures. Additional support emphasizing caring for the whole person, that addresses concerns ranging from your psycho-emotional health to recommendations for clinical trials.

Dr. Levandovsky would work with your current oncology team (or may suggest alternatives) to help you navigate through the complexities of our medical system — to ensure appropriate and timely treatment while optimizing patents’ experience. As appropriate, Dr. Levandovsky collaborates with top international thought leaders in the field to offer “virtual second opinions” without patients need to travel to our finest Cancer Centers. Cancer navigating includes psych-oncological support, nutritional and lifestyle evaluation and guidance.





4. Second Opinion Program (Cancer or Hematology)

Patients facing a difficult diagnosis are very often worried and often uncertain if they are making the best decisions. A comprehensive second opinion can guide patients toward appropriate treatment decisions or, in some cases, identify other possibilities they might want to consider. In his Second Opinion Program, Dr. Levandovsky reviews all of your prior records, imaging and pathology, followed by a 2 hour long appointment to discuss the current treatment options. Dr. Levandovsky would further discuss current treatment options and may advise additional testing, as needed. In addition, Dr. Levandovsky connects with top experts in the field to get personalized recommendation on your specific condition.

  • Recommendations from top experts in the field, as indicated

  • Review of the newest oncologic developments, as pertinent to the patents’ condition.

  • Review of pertinent clinical trials

  • Genetic counseling, as indicated

  • Outlining treatment options and addressing patient/family priorities

  • Psych-oncologic support to counsel for both the psych-oncological and physical aspects of the diagnosis

  • Nutritional and lifestyle evaluation





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ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE SCREENINGS:

  • Cardiac stress test—In a stress test, a patient walks on a treadmill that makes their heart work progressively harder. An electrocardiogram (ECG) monitors patient’s heart's electrical rhythms. The doctor also measures blood pressure and monitors whether a patient has symptoms like chest discomfort or fatigue. Abnormalities in blood pressure, heart rate, or ECG or worsening physical symptoms could point to coronary artery disease (CAD): fatty deposits (plaques) that reduce the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.

  • Colonoscopy— is a procedure that is used to look for cancer of the colon (bowel cancer) or colon polyps, which are growths on the lining of the colon that can sometimes be cancerous or may grow to be cancerous.

  • Upper and/or Capsule Endoscopy— is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube or a special bullet-like camera. A specialist in diseases of the digestive system (gastroenterologist) uses an endoscopy to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum).

  • Bone density test— a non-invasive test that measures bone mineral density to assess the risk of fracture or osteoporosis and bone strength.

  • Audiometry— a painless, noninvasive hearing test that measures a person's ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies.

  • Coronary Calcium Score — a CT imaging to examine your coronary arteries to identify early signs of atherosclerosis.




COMPREHENSIVE IMAGING

  • 3D Mammogram and Ultrasound of the Breast— a more advanced version of a traditional mammogram that creates more detailed, refined images with targeted ultrasound examination of potentially concerning areas

  • Breast MRI— a non-invasive, radiation-free imaging procedure, designed to detect early changes in the breast tissue, with over 90% sensitivity for early breast cancer detection.

  • CT of the Lungs— a non-invasive form of imaging, uses a specialized form of X-ray, coupled with computer technology, to produce cross-sectional images (slices) of soft tissue, organs, bone and blood vessels in any area of the body. CT lung cancer screening has revolutionized medical imaging by providing more detailed information than conventional X-rays, improving lung cancer diagnostics

  • MRI of the Ovaries/Uterus or Prostate—a non-invasive and painless form of imaging that helps create detailed cross-sectional images of pelvic organs and internals structures without the use of potentially harmful ionizing radiation.

  • MRI of the Abdomen and Pelvis — a non-invasive and painless form of imaging that helps create detailed cross-sectional images of the organs and internals structures without the use of potentially harmful ionizing radiation.










 
 

Benefits of OUR Concierge ONCOLOGY PROGRAMS

What is an Integrative Approach in Cancer Treatment?

An integrative approach in cancer care and prevention considers the whole person, not just one’s current symptoms. Our programs are designed to help our patients through a difficult diagnosis and treatment by having an expert advocate who understands their current needs . Dr. Mark Levandovsky understands how your physical health impacts your mind and spirit, by addressing the emotional health, we can make significant, meaningful impact on our physical health and wellness.

For Dr. Levandovsky, treating a medical condition is not just about addressing your physical symptoms, it’s about resolving the underlying issues for real and lasting relief. On par with traditional Western treatment options, Dr. Levandovsky focuses on lifestyle changes and natural healing techniques that help patients improve their quality of life.

What is the Goal of our Cancer Screening Program?

The goal is really to improve the quality of life for our patients. Often times the first step towards achieving that is to identify what needs to be improved, where change starts. Dr. Mark Levandovsky’s thorough evaluation of your physical and emotional health is designed to take a pro-active approach in understanding how to help you live your life to the fullest. Whatever your problem can be, mood disturbances, fatigue/low-energy, weight gain, chronic pain, insomnia (just to name a few), Dr. Levandovsky will explore the underlying contributing causes to help find a meaningful solution that aims to improve the quality of your life.

Why is Cancer Prevention Important?

Preventive medicine is your investment in your future. Cancer would have a different prognosis depending on the stage of detection. Cancers diagnosed later, in a more advanced stages, typically have quite different outcomes in terms of treatment, survival, and quality of life as compare to the ones diagnosed much earlier. Being proactive and emphasizing screening/prevention BEFORE significant problems appear on the horizon is an amazing investment in your health and a contributor to active golden years.

As a physician with 20 years of experience, Dr. Levandovsky understands that your needs in preventive care change from year-to-year as your health-needs evolve. It’s important to realize that your essential needs always stay the same: a thorough wellness exam every year, screening tests based on your age, family history and other risk factor assessments… and last but not least, as your personal physician, a life-long partner in health who knows you and your needs.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you Accept Insurance?

    • We do not accept insurance plans and because of that, we are not bound be the insurance-based and, unfortunately, often suboptimal standards of care. This allows us to provide the most comprehensive and best level of health care to our patients.

  • Why Choose Dr. Mark Levandovsky?

    • You will have unlimited on-going access to a reputed 20-year internist (internal medicine), hematologist, and oncologist doctor who has a vast clinical experience providing top-notch healthcare to thousands of patients. Dr. Mark Levandovsky combines a traditional Western medicine approach with a more integrative, holistic approach to health and wellness addressing not just your symptoms but the whole person.

    • Dr. Levandovsky really takes the time to learn about his patients. Dr. Levandovsky’s initial physical examination is approximately 3 hours (depending on the health history can be longer) with follow up appointments between 30-60 minutes per patient. As your personal physician he is focused on preventative/integrative approach and will help the patients to take proactive steps towards ensuring their health. This approach is radically different from a typical insurance-based primary care, where your appointment would be 11 minutes on average spent with the doctor.

  • Do I Still Need Insurance?

    • Absolutely. Our program covers Dr. Mark Levandovsky’s service and some imaging included in the program. Our primary care program is not a replacement for emergency care and/or other testing and referrals to the specialists that might be needed depending on the diagnosis.

  • Will I have Unlimited Access to Dr. Mark Levandovsky MD?

    • All of our programs include unlimited access to Dr. Levandovsky MD. via office visits, phone calls or email access.

  • Is Preventive Medicine and Cancer Care HIPAA Compliant?

    • Preventive Medicine and Cancer Care is fully HIPAA compliant and observes all state and federal guidelines regarding a patient’s privacy.

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About Preventive Medicine and Cancer Care | Denver, CO

Today, approximately half of all people will develop an invasive cancer at some point in their lives. That sobering statistic begs the question: How will you keep from being part of the half who does? Everyone knows the basics – eat right, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking. But what if you could pinpoint your specific chances of developing a serious illness and follow a customized program of prevention?

Dr. Mark Levandovsky understands that illness prevention and overall health relies upon a partnership approach between physician and patient. His concierge medical practice is devoted to this philosophy, focusing on disease prevention services and a “total care” approach. He incorporates nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications into his care recommendations. Patients’ well being and active lifestyle well into old age are the paramount goals for the practice. It’s his dedication to patient education and overall wellness – as well as a fierce independence from insurance-based standards of care – that sets Dr. Levandovsky apart from typical health care providers.

About the Medical Director, Dr. Mark Levandovsky MD

Dr. Levandovsky received his medical degree from University of California Irvine School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. He began his medical career at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and has helped cancer patients across the country, including at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and the Alaska Cancer Treatment and Research Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Most recently, Dr. Levandovsky served as the Head of Breast and Urologic Oncology at St. Mary’s Medical Cancer Center in Grand Junction, Colorado.

 

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