Early cancer detection through screenings can mean the difference between life and death

Are you worried about cancer?

Every three minutes, two people in the U.S. die from cancer.

There are over 100 different types of cancer.

1 of 6 U.S. men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

75 percent of patients with Pancreatic Cancer die less than one year after diagnosis, 94 percent die within 5 years.

Lung Cancer is the leading form of cancer that kills, claiming close to 200,000 U.S. lives.

225,000 additional people are diagnosed every year with lung cancer in the U.S.

About 85 percent of these people will die within five years of diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.

Although it is 90 percent preventable, colorectal cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in America, claiming over 50,000 annually.

According to the World Health Organization, at least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Cancer prevention and regular screenings are the best weapons in the fight against cancer.

One of the most effective methods of reducing cancer deaths is the regular screenings of all healthy people, regardless of whether they have been exposed to cancer-causing agents or not. 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. In many cases, it will allow the patient to survive.

A Full Body Scan can detect early-stage cancer long before symptoms occur. At these stages, removal or treatment is relatively simple and successful. With this in mind, let’s consider the following statistics:

  • If colon cancer is caught early, the patient has a 90 percent, five-year survival rate vs. a 10 percent survival rate if it’s caught late and has spread to other organs.
  • About 15 to 20 percent of ovarian cancer patients will survive more than five years after being diagnosed. If the cancer is caught early, however, the five-year survival rate is 90 percent.
  • Over 40 percent of new lung cancer patients are diagnosed after the cancer has spread and only 3 percent of them will live for five years.
  • Breast and prostate cancer: Five-year survival with early stage disease is 98 percent and 100 percent, respectively, and survival rates remain high at 10 years.

According to the American Cancer Society, if all Americans went for early screening tests, the five-year survival rate of such individuals could increase to almost 95 percent.

Besides preventing pain and suffering for millions, this would also have an economic impact. A 1 percent reduction in cancer deaths would be worth $500 Billion, almost 2.5 times what the U.S. spends each year on the disease.

You do not need to become a statistic. Most of these cancers are treatable, preventable and even curable, if detected early. Consider booking a cancer screening at Advanced Body Scan in Oklahoma City today.

To learn more about cancer screenings, prevention and symptoms, click here.