While current guidelines recommend that we screen for breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical and lung cancers, over 70% of all cancer deaths are caused by other cancer types which we do not commonly screen for. Since 40% of us will develop cancer in our lifetime, screening for cancer is one of the most important things one can do for increasing their longevity. Earlier cancer detection saves lives.
Whole body MRI is not standardly recommended as a cancer surveillance tool, but it is very sensitive in being able to identify solid cancers and benign conditions (such as aneurysms, benign tumors, fatty liver, heart disease, orthopedic issues, etc.) throughout the brain and body.
—1-2% of all whole body MRI scans on asymptomatic individuals detect a cancer (see comment section for sensitivity and specificity data for various cancers).
—30% of scans detect non-cancer conditions that require additional evaluations
Since the majority of cancer deaths are caused by cancers for which we have no recommended screenings, if you are high risk for developing cancer or simply want to do everything you can to detect cancer or other abnormal anatomical concerns, getting a screening whole body MRI is an option for you.
Whole body MRI cost: $2-4K
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