The doctor explained why cancer is diagnosed more frequently in young people 13:48

The increase in cancer cases in people under 50 is not due to a “resurgence” of the disease. In this respect Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of the National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of Russia, oncologist surgeon, candidate of medical sciences Petr Shegai commented on a study by an international team of scientists, which found that tumors are much more abundant. usually in this group of people.

“Diagnostic technology and scope of application have changed greatly over the last 30 years. “In other words, tumors that were previously detected at older ages and advanced stages are now detected at earlier stages and patients are at a younger age,” he said.

For example, he explained, in the 1990s, a test that could determine the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a tumor marker for prostate cancer, was rarely performed. This test, which is included in the list of free cancer screenings in modern conditions, helps detect the first signs of a tumor.

“For example, patients who will have serious prostate cancer at the age of 70 can now be diagnosed early at the age of 50. This significantly increases the chances of successful treatment and preserving quality of life,” said Shegai.

The expert also noted that women can have a test to detect breast cancer and that this is also included in the list of free cancer screenings. The oncologist concluded that modern diagnoses are more accurate than those previously mentioned.

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology previously developed A test to detect cancer using a urine test. This will allow treatment of tumors to begin in the early stages.

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Source: Gazeta


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