Ajinomoto Co. Inc. Develop Cancer Detection Technology
Jakarta - A Japanese flavoring company, Ajinomoto Co, has developed a cancer detection technology called Amino Index Risk Screening or AIRS. From the official release data of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.-Japan, it is explained that AIRS utilizes amino acid technology. Based on Ajinomoto's long history of research on amino acids, it is known that the balance of amino acid concentrations in the blood changes to indicate a person's health level.
This has led to the development of practical cancer screening technologies, which can increase the likelihood of detection when combined with other screening tests. The use of this technology is also believed by Ajinomoto to make it easier for doctors and patients to prevent and be able to detect cancer. Later, the doctor will draw 5 ml of the patient's blood for each examination. The blood is then examined using amino acid technology.
AIRS technology is considered capable of detecting stomach cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer in men. Whereas in women, this tool will check for stomach cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and cancer of the uterus or ovaries.
Routine health checks have become a trend in society, including in Japan. This condition is considered by Ajinomoto to make the Japanese people live longer. In Japan, mass check-ups are administered to every student at a school, employee at the office, and everyone in the universal community health care system and local government. In other countries, health checks are often only requested by those who have a special interest in their health, whereas in Japan, this is a rule.
The results can also be seen from Japan's GDP. Every year, Japan only spends 10% of the country's GDP compared to the United States which spends 17%. The lower the country's GDP in terms of health, the healthier the people of a country are.
According to the Chairman of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), Dr. Daeng M Faqih, SH, MH, health checks must be improved in the community, especially Indonesia. Through routine health checks, people will be able to anticipate and detect dangerous diseases, such as cancer.
"We have to encourage people to be literate about health checks. Don't just feel sick, then go to the doctor. The best is prevention rather than overcoming, "he concluded.
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3) 5-year survival rate for clinical stages I to IV
4) The profile of amino acid concentrations changes with health conditions