Early detection makes a difference
Pancreatic cancer has increased survival chances if detected early. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only 4 percent, but if detected at Stage 1, the survival rate can be as high as 33 percent. Consider a GE Optima CT screening for pancreatic cancer at Advanced Body Scan in Oklahoma City.
“Since the early 1990s the two forms of cancer that have been dramatically reduced (by approximately 352) have been breast cancer & colon cancer. This has been a direct result of early & regular screenings.”
Dr. Otis Brawly
Chief Medical Officer
American Cancer Society
Can pancreatic cancer be found early?
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to find early. The pancreas is deep inside the body, so early growths can’t be seen or felt by a physician during routine physical exams. Patients usually have no symptoms until the cancer has already spread to other organs.
A GE Optima CT scan can generally detect early-stage cancers long before they ever cause symptoms. At these stages, removal or treatment is usually very successful.
One of the most effective methods of reducing cancer deaths is regular screenings. The early detection of cancer can make a great difference in terms of prolonging life, identifying treatment and improving the overall quality of the patient’s life. This can make a difference between life and death.
A GE Optima CT scan can detect abnormalities in any organ at an early stage and before the patient develops symptoms. The disease process begins months or even years before the first symptoms are discovered.
Take charge of your overall health and schedule a full body scan at Advanced Body Scan in Oklahoma City. Contact us today!