A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND REGULAR COMPREHENSIVE CANCER SCREENING IS THE ONLY REAL PROTECTION AGAINST CANCER.
Apollo Hospitals has been a pioneer in introducing comprehensive cancer screening in India. At APCC, we draw on Apollo Hospitals’ rich legacy in preventive screening to build a robust line of defence against cancer. In the treatment of cancer, early detection has an invaluable advantage as it increases the efficacy of the treatment dramatically. Apollo’s 360-degree cancer program provides wide access to early detection through its Organ Specific Cancer Screening Clinics.
Screening at Apollo Hospitals uses the most advanced methodology which includes detailed examination, comprehensive testing, genetic evaluation and cutting-edge imaging. Described below are the specific cancer screening protocols that we undertake at APCC:
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening refers to the regular breast examinations recommended by doctors to detect breast cancer before symptoms develop. The purpose of these examinations is to find breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. APCC recommends screening at age-specific levels:
Prostate & Urological Cancer Screening
If detected early, prostate cancer can be treated with much greater ease and efficacy. Managing the disease from an early stage helps sustain a good quality of life.
Prostate cancer screening tests include:
Colorectal cancer screening
Screening for colorectal cancer can find both cancer and polyps at an early stage. Regular screening is highly recommended for individuals with a high risk of colon cancer based on family history or other factors.
A Pap smear or liquid-based cytology test is typically used to screen for cervical dysplasia (precancer) and cervical cancer.
During a Pap smear, the doctor inserts a lubricated instrument into the patient’s vagina and takes a sample of mucus and cells by gently scraping the cervix. The tissue samples are sent to the lab for analysis, following which, any irregularities in the samples are further investigated.
Some common guidelines to keep in mind for the screening of cervical cancer are :
Head & neck Cancer Screening
People who routinely drink alcohol, currently use or have used tobacco products in the past should receive general health screening examination at least once a year. This is a simple, quick procedure in which the doctor looks in the nose, mouth, and throat for abnormalities, and feels for lumps in the neck.
Regular dental checks are also important to screen for head and neck cancer.