Cancer Screening

The Pelvic Specialists offer access to state of the art screening, assessment and treatment for the following conditions :

  • Bowel Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer

Cancer Research UK calculate that 1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Approximately 1 in 20 people will develop bowel cancer, 1 in 34 kidney cancer, whilst 1 in 50 will develop bladder cancer. 1 in 142 females will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, whilst 2% of women will develop ovarian cancer. The risk of developing prostate cancer in men is as high as 1 in 8.

Cancer screening is performed to detect signs of cancer in people without symptoms. It has both possible benefits and risks.

Cancer screening can often help detect cancers early when treatment is more likely to be successful. Screening for certain cancers has been shown to reduce the risk of dying of that cancer. It can also sometimes detect abnormal changes before they can turn into cancer. Treating these early changes can prevent or lower the risk of cancer from developing in the first place.

Some screening tests can have risks or side effects, including discomfort, bleeding, or infections. Screening can occasionally miss cancers as no test is 100% effective. Some cancers can also develop after a clear screening test. That’s why it is still important to tell your doctor about any unusual changes, even if you have had screening recently. Screening can also give people abnormal results when they don’t have cancer resulting in unnecessary anxiety and follow-up tests that they don’t need. Screening can sometimes pick up cancers that wouldn’t have caused a person any problems, even if they were never found, resulting in possible overtreatment.

We may all feel differently about the possible benefits and risks of screening, with some preferring to take a more proactive approach to their health. We can help you decide what is suitable for you by discussing the risk and benefits of each investigation or procedure. We will guide you through any subsequent treatment decisions that might come about from the findings.

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