What medical experts are saying about the latest treatment options

Is CyberKnife® or minimally invasive surgery right for me?

From minimally invasive surgery in adults to laparoscopy in babies to CyberKnife® it is important for us all to know who the experts are, what modern technology really offers and what the experts are recommending,

With so much information of varying quality available on the Web, it is critical that patients know who the real experts are and what they are saying about all the new medical technologies. Patients need to know all their options and this requires an authoritative and independent source of information such as the totalhealth website.

Examples of just three areas that have been highlighted in the press over the last month include the following:

  1. Cervical cancer protection and HPV vaccination
  2. The value of breast cancer screening
  3. The importance of early bowel cancer detection and latest treatments

All of these areas, and more are covered by the UK’s acknowledged clinical experts – Adeola Olaitan, Nicolas Beechey-Newman and Austin Obichere in their ‘plain English’ articles.

This is an era of patient choice, but what exactly is the choice? You can find out on totalhealth, and if the information you are seeking is not covered – you can ask for the leading expert opinion.

A common name for the large and/or small intestines. Full medical glossary
Abnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. Full medical glossary
An abbreviation for human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts and may also have a role in the development of various cancers. Full medical glossary
Keyhole surgery that uses an instrument called a laparoscope to examine the abdominal or pelvic organs. Full medical glossary
A type of surgery that aims to limit the amount of trauma to the patient; for example, keyhole surgery. Abbreviated to MIS. Full medical glossary
per vaginam Full medical glossary
A way to identify people who may have a certain condition, among a group of people who may or may not seem to Full medical glossary
The means of producing immunity by stimulating the formation of antibodies. Full medical glossary