As one of the founding cancer awareness producers of NYCRA (NY Cancer Resource Alliance) and F.A.C.E.S. (Firefighters Against Cancers & Exposures), Mr. Banchitta gladly accepted the invitation to receive this complete body scan as part of his pursuit for a reliable base line for future scans and a preventive measure against cancer.
"My mission alongside my fellow advocates is to learn about the latest modalities in diagnostics and treatment to bring awareness about cancer resources to the rescue community", says Sal. "There are so many solutions out there now... they range in success, reliability and potential controversy. I just want to see us all have the right tools for the battle against cancer with the best possible support for anyone facing this life challenge!"
On April 27, Prenuvo (the company pioneering proactive whole-body imaging for the early detection of cancer and other diseases) announced the opening of their first New York City clinic. With this expansion, New Yorkers will now have access to the fastest, safest, non-invasive whole-body screening on the market so that they can take control of their health and seek proactive solutions. Dr. Robert Bard was one of the first New Yorkers lined up to experience the Prenuvo MRI firsthand.
As a seasoned cancer imaging specialist, Dr. Bard found great benefit in the concept of a full-body scan. "Unlike the many MRI's without contrast of almost every part of my body over the years, this was actually an interactive and possibly enjoyable experience. In addition to not having to worry about getting a contrast infusion, the fact that it was getting so much of the body minus the hands and feet offers an excellent overview. Because disease in one part of the body may cascade dysfunction in other parts of the body, the developers of this full body scan offers a diagnostic solution to address this. For example, a gallstone can drop into the pelvis, or an ovarian tumor can spread to the axilla or a melanoma of the calf can metastasize to the brain. The idea of full body imaging to rule out any kind of metastatic disease or primary disease like an aneurysm or an unsuspected kidney cancer is very important."
Communications Lead Christine Alabastro coordinated a mini-documentary film project around Sal's experience with Prenuvo- to be aired on NYCRA-TV, Responder Resilience News and other responder channels. "Sal has an inspiring story and a deep commitment to advocate for early detection and proactive care to the fire service."
Prenuvo’s cutting-edge whole-body scans are based on 10+ years of clinical work while curating the biggest data set of whole-body MRI scans in the world. Unlike conventional MRIs, which take hours and often involve contrast injections, Prenuvo scans for 500+ conditions, including most solid tumors which can be detected as early as stage 1, in addition to aneurysms, cysts, and more – all without radiation, in under an hour.