“He told me to have an MRI by the end of the week, but normally the deadline is two weeks! He didn’t want a loss of luck…I asked : Could it be cancer? ” Therefore our sister journalist at franceinfo Clémentine Vergnaud gradually learned that she suffered from cholangiocarcinoma, a serious tumor of the bile ducts. The final verdict came three weeks later. As for the young thirty-year-old, who unfortunately passed away last December, a suspicious X-ray, ultrasound or scanner are often the first signs of the presence of cancer. But to know for sure, in-depth examinations sometimes extend over several weeks, if not several months. Suffering and loss of opportunity for patients.
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It is precisely to reduce this wait and begin medical treatment as quickly as possible that the Gustave-Roussy Institute (Villejuif) is developing an accelerated diagnostic course. This “InstaDiag” has already existed for several months and within the framework of the International Center for Thoracic Cancers (ICRC) with the Paris Saint-Joseph – Marie Lannelongue Hospital Group, to detect lung cancer. It is currently being tested for the liver or pancreas, with several consultations per week, and could then be accessible to the general public and extended to gynecological cancers.