The Medical City Unveils Its New Technology For Early Detection Of Lung Cancer

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The Medical City speakers for the day: Dr. Christine Chavez, Dr. Ramy Roxas, and Mr. Roberto Posadas Jr.

The Medical City recently hosted a talk to unveil its latest technology acquisition and I am glad to be part of the occasion. Endobronchial Ultrasound {EBUS} is a state of the art minimally invasive procedure used in lung cancer diagnosis, infections, and other chest inflammatory diseases, it is the first of its kind in the country and The Medical City is the first and the only hospital in the Philippines to offer this kind of procedure.

All about EBUS

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EBUS is a procedure that incorporates ultrasound technology in bronchoscopy. Simply put, with a small video device, it allows bronchoscopists to view lung abnormalities through and beyond the surface of the airways for real-time image guidance during procedures, thereby a higher degree of diagnostic accuracy and safety is possible.

Dr. Christine Chavez, interventional pulmonologist and head of the Lung Unit of The Medical City Center for Cancer Care and Research said that they are expecting to increase detection rates of early stage lung cancer, that may also be salvageable by surgery and has good prognosis with EBUS as an additonal diagnostic option for high-risk patients.

EBUS assists patients and doctors by shortening the time from diagnosis to treatment, and with real-time imaging and ultrasound guidance, doctors can effectively map and evaluate biopsy tumors and lymph nodes.

The Anatomy of Cancers

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world in both men and women with more than one million deaths annually. In the Philippines, it is also the leading cause of death from cancer, with a reported death of 9,184 out of 11,458 cases {for the year 2010}. Most of these cases leading to deaths were detected at a much later stage of cancer, making the treatment all the more difficult and lowering the patient’s chance to survive the illness. Studies show that an estimate of 10,000 deaths from cancer could have been prevented with early diagnosis and treatment.

Colorectal cancer, a cancer that starts in either the colon or the rectum, on the other hand, ranks 4th among cancer-related deaths in Filipinos and recent studies showed that the Philippines has a higher colorectal cancer mortality compared to other countries. The Philippine Cancer Society, Inc statistics shows that about 75% of the people affected were 50 years old and above. It is also estimated that 1 out of 1,800 Filipinos will develop this cancer yearly.

The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

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Dr. Chavez stressed the importance of early detection and diagnosis in treating lung cancer. She also stressed the significance of screening people who they termed high risk for the disease. These people are those who have been smokers for a prolonged period of time, those who are exposed to second-hand smoke, and has a lung cancer history in the family. Age, lifestyle or environment, and genetics are the factors medical practitioner take into consideration to determine these high risk individuals.

Dr. Manual Francisco “Ramy” Roxas, head of The Medical City Colorectal Clinic said that with good screening and early diagnosis, 90% of colorectal cancers are curable. A multi-modality treatment that includes chemotherapy, pre-operative radiotherapy, and surgery, are also responsible in improving colorectal cancer outcomes. Continue reading

Fine Japan Co. Ltd.’s Full Range Of Beauty + Wellness Supplements For Finer Life

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Fine Japan Co. Ltd.’s Full Range of beauty + wellness food supplements

I am sure it will be a whole lot easier to enjoy the finer things in life when you have one less thing to worry about, like your wellness, for example. Here is a press release about Fine Japan Co. Ltd’s Full Range of beauty and wellness food supplements that I thought you might find interesting:

Everyone wants to be happy, but only a few can live the ‘finer life’ – one which compels you to wake up every morning excited and raring to go and see what the day ahead has in store for you.  Two aspirations can bring out your adrenaline and motivation to fuel this energetic state: good health and physical attractiveness.

A healthy mind and body functioning at optimum peak doesn’t only enable us to perform – it also strengthens endurance to combat stress that comes our way.  Focus and mental discipline is key to crafting solutions and creating results that our clients and bosses expect from us.  Meanwhile, physical attractiveness and positive outlook draws in the friends and social life to balance off our daily work grind. Feeling good because you know you look good is a great self-confidence booster, allowing us to open up to better opportunities, whether professional or personal.

Fine Japan Co. Ltd., a 40-year-old global leading wellness company has brought to the Philippines potent, ready to drink nutraceutical products that fight aging, boost health, and enhance personal beauty.  It has a full range of products to keep us healthy and give us that glowing and confident demeanor.

Premium HyC150 recently introduced in the country is widely regarded by Fine Japan customers in Europe, the U.S., and Asia as the modern-day “fountain of youth.”  Its combined ingredients of collagen and hyaluron are proven to counter the effects of the aging process, lubricate joints and ligaments for stronger physical feats, and moisturize the skin for a more youthful, blemish-free look.  The company also offers FINE Pearl Coix which helps brighten the Filipina brown “morena” skin, making you look luminous.

The FINE Multi-Vitamin has all the vitamins needed to keep our organs and physiological systems running while protecting us from illness and the oxidants that cause them.  Included are Vitamin B, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin E, just to name a few.  For those who want more concentrated amounts, the FINE Vitamin B ramps up our body’s energy while the FINE Vitamin C keeps our heart pumping, thriving, and healthy.

If you’re not getting enough vegetables in your diet, the FINE Young Barley Grass is a more-than-adequate supplement that provides all the nutrients found in those staples.  It is known for keeping our cholesterol and sugar levels low, preventing the onset of diabetes and heart-related illnesses.  Augment this with the FINE Chlorella which improves our digestive system and deters constipation; another complementary supplement is the FINE Tumeric Extract Powder which strengthens liver function.

If you’ve been struggling with body odors that no perfume or amount of cleansing can remove, the FINE Etiquette Rose can remove this one source of embarrassment permanently.  Meanwhile, if stubborn seemingly irremovable fat is your problem, the FINE Metabo Coffee is an effective slimming tool that also promotes colon health.   Tea lovers will take to the FINE Ginger Black Tea with its exquisite taste and ability to power up your metabolism. 

A great day starts and ends with restful sleep, which the FINE Glycine Premium ensures by soothing the stressed-out nervous system while repairing damaged tissue.

Our daily grind can be transformed into something extraordinary.  A ‘finer’ life is achievable, through the health and wellness brought to by Fine Co. Ltd.’s nutritional products.

Premium HyC150 is now available at selected Watsons stores nationwide. You can visit the following sites for more information:

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  • Twitter ~ #HyC150
  • Instagram ~ @HyC150.

You may also call {02} 5467297 or 0917.775.0779.