3 Medical Exams That May Save Your Life
Here are the three medi...
There are certain exams that can help detect signs of pre-cancer. Treatment choices are better when such signs are found early.
Here are the three medical exams that may save your life.
A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast tissues. It can help your doctor find abnormal changes or signs of cancer.
- Women 40-49: Ask your doctor when you should have a mammogram.
- Women 50-75: Get a mammogram every one to two years.
High-risk patients: Patients with family histories of breast cancer. These members need a mammogram every year.
2. Cervical Cancer Screen
- Women 21-64: Be sure to get a Pap test every three years.
- Women 30-64: A second test, called the HPV, is encouraged every five years.
High-risk patients: Women with increased or high risk for cervical cancer should be screened yearly.
3. Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Men & Women 50-75: Get tested yearly at home or ask your doctor about colonoscopy.
High-risk patients: Men and women (age 50 and below) with higher risk for colorectal cancer. Ask your doctor how often you need to be screened.
Dubai's new smart neuro spinal hospital: need to know
We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital.
What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”