Oncology - Diagnosis Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer inevitably leads to anxiety; although cancer is often very treatable today, it is still a serious disease. According to WHO, one third of all cancers could be prevented by controlling risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity. Interdisciplinary treatment and follow-up care are therefore crucial.

At the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, qualified specialists work together in interdisciplinary networks to provide the best possible comprehensive care. Each patient is provided with individualised and holistic care tailored to meet their specific needs and can look forward to ongoing, long-term support.

5 facts about breast cancer:

  • 5 500 women develop breast cancer each year; around 90% of patients have a good chance of recovery if it is diagnosed early.
  • The type of breast cancer treatment is based on the tumour size and the stage of the disease.
  • After successful therapy, regular follow-up checks should be carried out.
  • A healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and a healthy diet reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • The pink ribbon is an international symbol that expresses solidarity with women affected by breast cancer.

5 facts about prostate cancer:

  • The prostate is a gland about the size of a chestnut, situated beneath the bladder.
  • Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men.
  • The chance of recovery is around 90% if it is discovered early.
  • Check-ups help to recognise malignant prostate disease early on and treat it successfully.
  • Two examination methods are used for the early detection of prostate cancer: rectal examination and determining the PSA value in the blood.


Examination methods:

  • MRI
  • CT
  • When examining for breast cancer: mammography
  • When examining for prostate cancer: PSA