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Cancer Prevention Santa Monica, CA

Every day, more and more people are beating cancer thanks to new developments in cancer research and early detection through cancer screening. Every year, nearly two million new cancer diagnoses are made. Hundreds of thousands of people die, and even though the statistics are alarming, progress is being made and hundreds of thousands of people are surviving a cancer diagnosis.

At the office of Dr. Brent J. Michael, we believe in preventive health care services. Dr. Michael conducts cancer screenings to identify problems early. The earlier developing cancers can be found, the better the chances for recovery in many instances.

Common Cancer Screening Tests

You may not show any signs of a problem or have any symptoms, but screening may reveal early-stage cancer. There are a variety of cancer screen processes for different parts of the body. Simple palpitation can reveal lumps or nodules in some of the soft tissues of the body. Other screening processes test blood or tissue samples for the presence of certain markers that indicate a problem.

The pap smear is a common screen for cervical cancer. Breast cancer is often first revealed through a mammogram. Colon cancer can grow undetected for years, but a colonoscopy can show if there are polyps or lesions in the colon — the prostate-specific antigen test screens for prostate cancer.

Cancer Prevention

Screening for cancer is important for early detection of the disease. Cancer prevention is just as important. There are steps you can take to lower your risk of cancer.

If you are a smoker, you put yourself and others at risk. Tobacco users risk lung cancer and those who chew it risk cancer in the mouth. Dr. Michael can provide you with information and resources on quitting.

Sunbathing has always been a favorite pastime for many people. While you may believe it makes you look healthier, unprotected skin leaves you a candidate for skin cancer. Protecting your skin with sunblock or clothing that does not absorb UV rays lowers the risk.

A healthy diet is also an important part of cancer prevention. Choosing the right foods not only keeps you from putting on the pounds, but it can also help keep your body strong, healthy and fighting disease from the inside out.

Contact Dr. Michael for more information about cancer prevention and cancer screening.

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Our Patient Reviews

Brent J. Michael, MD

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews

Ashly Tucker

I've interacted with Dr. Michael and his staff on several occasions and they have all been nothing but pleasant! Keep up the good work guys! I'll be sending anyone I know who needs a Dr. in Santa Monica your way!

Dolores Niece

Dr. Michael is a brilliant, compassionate doctor who listens and cares for his patient. I have never experienced this quality of medical care anywhere. The staff was very accommodating and made me feel very comfortable. He is the best family physician that we have ever had.

Greg Kove

Dr. Michael is not your average doctor. I feel fortunate to have enjoyed Dr. Michael as my primary GP for over 6 years and have found him to be extremely trustworthy, personable, knowledgeable, honest, thorough, compassionate and non-judgmental. He takes the time to talk to you and to listen to all of your concerns. Dr. Michael is someone you can talk with and he really cares about each one of his patients. He listens and provides suggestions. A patient couldn't ask for a more caring physician than Dr. Michael. The entire office staff is extremely friendly, personable and accommodating. Dr. Michael is a great doctor, mentor and friend. I'm glad I have him as my primary care provider! I am forever grateful to Dr. Michael and strongly recommend him to anyone who desires personalized care.

Gini Holtzman

Dr. Michael takes time to listen, diagnose, and prescribe the best treatment possible. He made me feel comfortable talking to him about all of my health concerns and I left my appointment with answers to all of my questions. Dr Michael really understood what I was feeling both emotionally and physically and communicated that understanding to me.

Jose Hernandez

Dr. Michaels is easy to talk to, down-to-earth as well as smart and competent. It feels more like you’re getting good advice from a personal friend who is also a licensed physician. I have been recommending him to friends and family for years now and with absolutely no complaints. He is always able to fit me into his schedule and help me as promptly as possible. I haven’t had to wait more than twenty minutes after checking in to see him. He is very knowledgeable and polite and is willing to answer all of my questions without being rude or cold.

Alex D.

Dr. Michael is very friendly and easy to talk to. His staff is great and his nurse was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t catch her name but she was quick, very efficient and friendly! I will definitely be sticking around with this doc for as long as I can

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Brent J. Michael, MD

2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1260W
Santa Monica, CA 90404



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