Cancer is today a top of the list concern since everybody can develop this pathology.
Lowering this risk is however possible today as up to one third of cancers could be prevented, according to recent studies conducted on the field. The Cancer Screening Programme at Vithas Xanit provides prevention and early detection techniques.
Cancer screening programme at Vithas Xanit, cancer screening in Spain
1- Early detection of cancer
Most common cancers suffered by women are breast cancer, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer.
To prevent these types of cancer screening programme at Vithas Xanit can be performed.
For most women, specific early detection tests prove vital to help and identify the pathology as patients get higher possibilities to be cured when their cancer is cached and treated in early stages.
Early detection also enables less aggressive treatments to be used.
Most common cancers among men are prostate cancer and lung cancer, with higher mortality rates for the latter.
2- Screening Programme Unit at Vithas Xanit
The Oncology Institute at Vithas Xanit International Hospital is formed by different cancer prevention and early detection units:
-The very Screening Programme at Vithas Xanit is one of these prevention units. A specific screening test is available for every type of cancer.
A mass screening programme can also be done for some of these cancers.
– The Genetic Advice Unit: its objective is to provide advice for patients with a higher genetic prevalence for cancer. An individualized genetic testing will help determine and inform patients about their higher or lower hereditary probabilities to develop certain kinds of cancers.
At Vithas Xanit Hospital, we provide all necessary medical structures for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer:
– Diagnostic imaging
– Pathological anatomy
– Medical Oncology
– Radiation oncology
– Oncology Committee
We also recommend, apart from the Cancer Screening Programme at Vithas Xanit, to adopt some good daily habits and lifestyle: enjoy a healthy and balanced diet, practice some sport regularly and, last but not least…. stop smoking.