The basis of the diagnostic concept of the PRADUS center is the doctrine of preventive medicine. According to this doctrine, the treatment of diseases is not the only aim of modern medicine; there are much more significant goals: the disease prevention, health promotion and the improvement of quality of life. This shift in emphasis in the philosophy of medicine has become possible only in recent decades, as a result of a giant breakthrough in science and medical technology in identifying the causes of many diseases and the possibility to assume preventive measures timely.
In addition, the concept of preventive medicine is becoming increasingly important due to the rapid growth in the number of chronic diseases in developed countries. To date, the Center of Disease Control in the United States states that 7 in 10 people die from chronic diseases classified by modern medicine as “preventable”, such as cardiac diseases, cancer, diabetes, etc.
According to the statistics of the National Institute of Health in USA, only one program of regular preventive diagnostics of the cardiovascular system annually saves tens of thousands of lives. According to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force five-year survival rate in colorectal malignant tumor exceeds 90% when detected in a preventive gastroenterological examination.
In accordance with the doctrine of preventive medicine, the following basic principles laid the foundation for PRADUS diagnostic center:
- Preference for the health preservation over the treatment of diseases;
- Application of the widest range of diagnostic methods to identify the risks of pathology development at the earliest stage;
- Prevention of the disease before the onset of symptoms;