Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The most advanced cancer tests in the world are in Tokyo via a blood test. And about a vitamin drip infusion to boost immunity and beautify the skin.

Driving past the Imperial Palace in Tokyo this morning,
living a #Travelife...

So this morning, preparing to head out of Tokyo soon, living a #Travelife, I went to my friend's private clinic to see my doctor in Tokyo and get my usual battery of tests and check-ups done.

This is literally the best medical clinic in Japan. There's no waiting time and it looks like a beautiful hotel. They also have the most advanced tests for cancer and gene therapy, as well as a team of doctors for health maintenance and beauty treatments.

I usually pussyfoot about visiting a doctor, but this clinic makes everything so easy and pleasant that I always go for a health check-up whenever I am in Tokyo.

Scroll down to read more about the most advanced cancer tests in the world...




BY INTRODUCTION ONLY

Unfortunately, just like with many exclusive places in Japan, whether restaurants, geisha houses or private clinics, this one operates strictly on the basis of a personal introduction.

When I first went here, I was so impressed with my experience that I thought about telling many of my friends abroad about it. I figured that many high-end Asian travelers would be happy to get the most advanced preventive treatments and medical tests in the world, and without a waiting time as well.

Driving past the Imperial Palace in Tokyo this morning,
living a #Travelife...

THE VIP MEDICAL CLINIC

But my friend basically told me that they're not interested in getting more clients.

They operate the clinic for Japanese VIPs and Japan's top 200, plus family and friends, and they don't really want other clients. When a VIP comes in for a check-up or treatment, he or she basically has the entire clinic to themselves.

So I am very lucky to have her as a neighbour and a friend.



THE LATEST CANCER TESTS
IN THE WORLD.
INCLUDING TESTS FOR PANCREATIC CANCER, 
STOMACH CANCER,
AND INTESTINAL CANCER.

Today, the doctor told me about the very latest cancer test in Japan from a well-known university hospital. It's not available elsewhere in the world and trust Japan, with all its research funding, to lead the way in cancer research.

This very new cancer test checks for the earliest stages of the four most dreaded cancers, including cancer of the pancreas, intestine, and stomach. Most of the time, when one discovers one of these cancers (and especially pancreas), it's almost too late.

As the doctor said this morning: "The usual cancer tumor marker tests are not as reliable and they cannot detect early stages, while the invasive cancer testing procedures are hard to do for many people."


At the opening of the Sapporo Snow Festival last week,
living a #Travelife...



THE BEST NON-INVASIVE CANCER TESTS
VIA A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST

Checking for these cancers also usually needs invasive procedures that take up time and patience. Now, a simple blood test will do these same cancer tests in Japan, although not at a cheap price.

This test is usually not available elsewhere as well, but my friend's cutting-edge clinic offers it to its exclusive clientele. And as soon as the doctor mentioned it, I said yes and the cancer blood test was organised in five minutes in a private lounge for me.

KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE NEEDLE



Then, as there was already a needle stuck in my arm, I asked the nurse: "Anything else you can give me via a drip, since I already have a needle inside?"

Sometimes I get vitamin infusions here, especially when my immunity is down.

The nurse said: "What about a detox vitamin treatment that will also make your skin more beautiful?"

Oh my goodness. Talk about killing two birds with one needle, testing for cancer and also improving my skin at the same time. Of course, I said yes to that as well. And that's how I spent just another interesting morning in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.


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