Invest in annual focused cancer screening with leading experts. It will pay off. Treat yourself like you would treat your new car. It runs perfectly well, great! But it still needs a checkup. Leading cancer prevention expert explains the best way to avoid cancer.
You lead the integrated cancer prevention center. You also published a very interesting paper that screened 300 individuals for 11 different cancers. You actually found high rate of tumors. It was a 2 to 3 times higher cancer rate than in general population. There was a presence of both malignant and benign tumors. Could you please talk about that research. What are your views on having screening programs for cancer prevention? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. This was outlined in your cancer research article. This was our first cancer research paper on early cancer prevention. Dr. Nadir Arber, MD. We had another paper where we summed up the result of the first 1,000 cancer screening patients. Now 20,000 patients attended this unique Integrated Cancer Prevention Center. That is actually the only one in the world that is doing one-stop shop for cancer prevention and detection. The best therapy of cancer is early detection and prevention. Sometimes there is a cancer, especially when there are symptoms. I do not say that there is nothing to do. But in most of cancer cases we can delay cancer progression. But real cure usually is not achievable. But if you find cancer at early stage, you can cure cancer. You find a smaller melanoma early. You take it out in five minutes. That's it! Sometimes you wait another few months. Obtain medical second opinion on cancer. Then melanoma's depth is 0.1 millimeters and there is metastases everywhere. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. The key point is cancer early detection and cancer prevention. This is what we are doing here in my cancer prevention center. Within four hours we have all the physicians and all the equipment and all the staff to diagnose a patient. Dr. Nadir Arber, MD. We have the cancer detection blood tests. AObviously we are in a tertiary big excellent hospital. Dr. Nadir Arber, MD. We are able to provide these services. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. People are coming and going into different cancer-testing stations. This is not simple. But we are able to computerize it. Dr. Nadir Arber, MD. We direct patients to each cancer testing station in synchronous ways and in harmony. And then we are able to detect early cancer. And surprisingly we were able to find tumors in about 13% percent of our cancer screening program attendees. But almost all of cancers were at very early stage. And I can tell you some statistic which is quite strong. It's not coming just from Israel, it's worldwide. Mortality from cancer is overall is about 60% from all the millions of cancers found around the world. In Israel there's about 28,000 new cancer cases per year, and 11,000 people dying from cancer, which turns into about 39% cancer mortality. Maybe this is another testament of the good medicine in Israel. This statistic on cancer in Israel is better than average worldwide. In my cancer prevention center, the mortality from cancer is only 15%. This again gives us some kind of indication that what we're doing is good. Sometimes you are able to detect cancer at an early stage. Obtain medical second opinion on cancer. Then cancer cure rate is close to 100%. I think cancer prevention is always difficult for people to understand. Because it's difficult to understand something that did not happen. Dr. Nadir Arber, MD. We prevented an event that did not happen. It's like having a car. When you have a brand new car, you still need to do this annual checkup test. The car feels fine, it's brand new. But you still do check up tests. That is my advice to people. Treat yourself at least as good as you treat your car. Once a year you are entitled to have a check-up. And everything is fine. Don't feel that you wasted your time and money. It's worth it. It can give you a big return on your health investment. I think it's certainly true. But it's also important to do the right test for early cancer detection. Because a lot of the generally available screening tests that are done during the checkups. They are not intended for the early diagnosis of heart disease and cancer. Or they don't work well in a very high percentage of cases. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Knowing the personal genetics and studying the family history is probably most important disease prevention strategy. Dr. Nadir Arber, MD. We have to do some high-yield cancer diagnostic tests. Obviously, obviously! Dr. Nadir Arber, MD. We only advocate evidence-based medicine. There is a difference between screening and personal case findings. Thyroid cancer is a good example. It is not recommended to do screening for thyroid cancer of the entire population. But the patients come to me because they attended a cancer prevention center screening program. Obtain medical second opinion on cancer. Then just in two minutes to palpate thyroid gland. If it is needed, we do a thyroid ultrasound. It is an office procedure. Mass screening is something completely different. It's not cost-effective. It is not worth bringing everyone for thyroid ultrasound. But you came to screening program for a different reason. Thyroid screen is easy to do. This integration does not exist usually. Because every cancer center has its own program for every cancer. But this is a mistake because it's impossible to predict where to screen. Example with the car is relevant. You don't go to one place to check the engine. Obtain medical second opinion on cancer. Then to a different place to check the electric wiring. Obtain medical second opinion on cancer. Then to another place to check the tires. You do entire car check at one place. It is usually should be a certified place. This is exactly what I'm aiming for and advocating to do for cancer screening. One stage, one stop shop for cancer screening. It is in a good tertiary hospital. Obtain medical second opinion on cancer. Then this is a way to go for early caner detection. It is something that is possible to open in other places. Thank you, that's very important. It’s very important for early cancer screening.