What is Ningendock (Comprehensive health checkup)?

The purpose of having a Ningen Dock is to maintain good health. The three major roles of Ningen Dock are to detect cancer in its early stages, to detect lifestyle diseases, and to confirm that you are in good health. This section explains why these are important.

1.Detecting Cancer at an Early Stage

Many cancers are curable, and death can be avoided with early detection. Cancers detected early can be treated with simpler procedures. For example, regular endoscopic examinations for gastric and colorectal cancers can lead to early detection, and those detected are less likely to be fatal.

Advice for efficient detection of cancer

The cancers that are common, cause the most deaths, and for which screening is considered more useful for detection are determined by gender and age. In particular, screening is expected to be effective for lung, gastric, colorectal, breast, prostate, cervical, and uterine cancers. It is important to develop a long-range screening plan with the goal of early detection of these cancers. It is essential to decide which options to choose and at what intervals, so please refer to our planning guide and description of options.

The best plan takes into account your cancer risk (susceptibility to cancer), the characteristics of each examination (advantages, weaknesses, and disadvantages), and your preferences. When you undergo a Ningen Dock, have the results explained to you and discuss your future screening plan with the doctor.

2.Detecting Lifestyle Diseases

Lifestyle diseases include hypertension, diabetes, hyper LDL-cholesterolemia, low HDL-cholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. If left untreated, arteriosclerosis may progress, resulting in myocardial infarction, stroke (cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage), blindness, or the need for dialysis in the future. Myocardial infarction and stroke are serious illnesses that may cause premature death or render the patient bedridden. Dementia is also more likely to occur. Detecting lifestyle diseases through Ningen Dock and treating them will help prevent serious diseases in the future.

Advice on lifestyle diseases

Many lifestyle diseases are caused by poor habits such as overeating, lack of exercise, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. Simply detecting lifestyle diseases during Ningen Dock is not good enough to prevent diseases. It is most important to improve your lifestyle. Please use Ningen Dock as an opportunity to review your habits.

3.Confirming that You Are Healthy

By having a Ningen Dock, many people want to confirm that they are in good health, and to give them the vitality to live well. We believe that an important role of Ningen Dock is not only to detect illness, but also to provide peace of mind.

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