8 November, 2021
An early diagnosis of colorectal cancer improves prognosis
Colorectal cancer has a high impact in western countries. In Spain it’s the most frequent tumour among men and women, above lung cancer and breast cancer. Every year in our country more than 40,000 cases are diagnosed and the tendency is going up, in large part due to the influence of risk factors as the population gets older. But age isn’t the only factor that is related to the appearance of this tumour. Other aspects have an influence such as diet, lifestyle and family history. As with other types of cancer, an early diagnosis ends up being fundamental in its treatment. Different studies have shown that the earlier the diagnosis, the better the prognosis and if it’s carried out in the first stages of the disease, recovery is more possible, improving the patients’ results.
29 August, 2019
Liquid biopsy, diagnosis of non-invasive cancer, personalised treatment and follow-up
Liquid biopsy or fluid biopsy is a new cancer diagnosis and follow-up test. It consists of a blood test that can either confirm or rule out the presence of tumour cells in the blood and, if present, analyse their DNA to personalise or adapt the treatment.
9 January, 2019
New barnaclínic+ genetic test to detect risk of cancer, early diagnosis and prevention
For the past few days, barnaclínic+ has been offering the possibility of carrying out a genetic test to detect cancer risk. It is an early detection test for the risk of developing some types of cancer and, above all, what is known as hereditary cancer.