Cancer tests

As many of us are aware, regular screening for cancer is something we should all carefully consider. Checking our body before symptoms appear may help detect breast, cervical and colorectal (colon) cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best. Lung cancer screening is also recommended for some people who are at high risk.

We offer a range of cancer screening tests and diagnostics to screen and detect cancer for both men and women:

Cervical smears and HPV

The Pap test (cervical smear) can find abnormal cells in the cervix which may turn into cancer, whilst the HPV test looks for the virus (human papillomavirus).

Both are regarded as important, however, HPV is now seen as especially useful in predicting cervical cancer risk. We offer both the HPV and endocervical cancer smear test.

In some areas, a test for HPV is the first test offered. This is called primary HPV screening and, in these cases, the sample is only checked for abnormal cells if HPV is found.

Results are returned quickly and are totally confidential.

GP consultation cost and examination is £55.

Laboratory costs for cell and HPV analysis is £125.
The total cost for a private smear is £180.

HPV Test
A number of HPV tests are available:

GP consultation cost and examination is £55.
HPV /HR DNA Type 16, 18 + others  £57.

HPV DNA types 16, 18 + collective reporting of 12 other High Risk DNA Subtypes £57.

HPV test can be carried out by a nurse - £25.

PSA

PSA
A PSA test is a blood test that can help diagnose prostate cancer. If results show a raised level of PSA in the blood, further tests may be required to determine the cause. A raised PSA level can indicate other non-cancer related conditions such as an enlarged prostate.

You have a higher risk of prostate cancer if you have a family history of prostate cancer, are of black origin or are obese/overweight.

If you’re a healthy male over 50, you may choose to have a PSA test just to put your mind at rest.

You may also wish to consider our wellman health screen which includes a PSA Test.

The consultation cost is £55.00 and the cost of a PSA test is £73.00.

 

EarlyCDT- Lung test

The EarlyCDT®-Lung is a simple blood test that assesses the risk of developing lung cancer as well as helping with early detection (often before symptoms appear).

For those at moderate or high risk, detection at the earliest possible stage is crucial as this is when treatment can be most successful.

The turnaround time for results is approximately 10 days.

You should consider a lung health screen if you are a heavy smoker (cigarettes, cigars, shisha and marijuana); had prolonged exposure to second-hand smoking; you have close relatives who have or previously had lung cancer; you have been exposed to radon, asbestos, coal products, radioactive substances; you have been exposed to chemicals such as arsenic, vinyl chloride or other carcinogens;  you have been diagnosed with tuberculosis, silicosis and/or berylliosis: you have recurring pneumonia or bronchitis.

You may also wish to consider our Lung Health Check-up which includes an EarlyCDT- Lung Test and a spirometry (lung function).

The consultation cost is £55.
The EarlyCDT- Lung test cost is £154.

Ovarian cancer - CA125

An ovarian cancer screening test is called CA125 and measures the amount of the protein CA125 in your blood. In some cases, it may be used to look for early signs of ovarian cancer in those with a very high risk of the disease.

The consultation cost is £55.
The CA125 test cost is £96.

Our wellwoman health screen also provides a full GP assessment, examination, blood tests and includes the CA125 test and full medical report.

You may also wish to consider the CA125, HE4 ROMA combined test as it significantly raises the sensitivity when detecting ovarian cancers. By using both the CA125 and HE4 results, ROMA (A risk of ovarian malignancy algorithm) is calculated to show whether you are at high or low risk.

The consultation cost is £55.
The HE4 ROMA cost is £105.

BRCA and genetic testing

We all have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of cancer, but some common cancers – breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian – are known to occur more frequently in families, passing from one generation to the next. This is because certain gene mutations can be inherited.

In particular, the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes can indicate an increased risk of developing these cancers.

The 30-gene Pan Cancer Panel test examines these and an additional 28 genes which can show risk in the areas of uterine, colorectal (bowel) and stomach cancer.

One of our specialists can help advise you about which test is appropriate for you.

GP consultation cost £55.
BRCA test £550.

 

 

 

 

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