USZ: Our partner for health issues
Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in Switzerland. But many forms of cancer are easy to treat – if detected early enough. When is screening useful and how often should the tests be carried out? Experts from the University Hospital Zurich share their knowledge.
Bowel, breast or prostate: There are many offers for regular medical check-ups. In general, the following applies: A sensible lifestyle is the best prevention. "If you don't smoke, only drink alcohol in moderation, get enough exercise and are only slightly overweight, you are already doing a lot right," is the verdict of Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Meier, Director of the Department for Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ).
Colonoscopy: Definitely recommended
Unnecessary embarrassment can have serious consequences
Detect breast cancer thanks to mammography
Examination much more pleasant thanks to new technology
Prostate cancer – very curable if detected early
More than 80 percent cured for life
Would you like to find out more about the early detection options available at the University Hospital Zurich? Here you will find detailed information on the various preventive check-up offers.