What is cancer screening?

Cancer screening blood test is just similar to the generalized screening term which means scrutiny of the issues and problems that may likely to cause several types of cancer. This procedure helps to detect the abnormal cells and tissues in the body at the early stage that are cancer causing. It has made the diagnosis of cancer very easy and may stop it from spreading at the early stage.

Screening test is the main parameter to figure out the cause of cancerous cells in the body. These tests will also help to prevent cancer in the beginning and also it will prove to be a life-saving screening for those who are likely to die with this fatal disease. But with so many beneficial aspects associated, there are few risks which are also related to this cancer screening test. They can sometimes prove to be harmful instead of advantageous.

Some of the negative and positive aspects of screening test are mentioned below:

Sometimes, cancer screening blood tests might cause trauma and different health issues. Screening checks can have both the results whether positive or negative indicating that test may also become gift even supposing it’s not. False-positive check results will cause depression and hyper-anxiety and are sometimes followed by further tests and screening techniques that even have potential harms.

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Screening checks will have false-negative results, the test indicates that cancer isn’t gifted even supposing it’s. False negative check results might offer false support, resulting in delays in diagnosing and presumably inflicting a private to place off seeking treatment.

Overdiagnosis is feasible. This may occur once, a screening check properly indicates that an individual has cancer or not, however, the cancer is slow growing and wouldn’t have injured that person in his or her period of time. Treatment of such cancers is termed on the effect of cancer screening blood test.

Now, it totally depends on your doctors and consultants that how they diagnose your problem with the help of these screening test.

What are the early symptoms of cancer?

As part of our commitment to your ongoing health and wellbeing one of the most important services we offer is early cancer screening. Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening can be vital in the fight against illness as early detection can make every difference to the outcome.  There are few signs that will tell us the symptoms of cancer. They are enlisted below:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding and continuous discharge
  • Sore throat not healing for a long time
  • Gall bladder disorders
  • Thickening and asymmetry of breasts
  • Digestive disorder and problems in swallowing
  • Unusual changes in the shape, size and volume of a wart or mole.
  • Whopping cough and nausea for continuous period of time
  • Severe headaches and migraine resulting in brain tumor
  • Persistent tiredness and fatigue
  • Ruthless and severe muscular pain
  • Pain in bones and joints
  • Viral infections after instant period of time
  • Continuous fever and fits

How cancer can be detected at early stage?

Cancer can be detected at an early stage by doing some important blood tests at the initial stage. If you are facing the any of the above-mentioned symptoms of cancer then you should immediately contact the respective doctor. Bio identical hormones vary from person to person and help in blood screening test. The doctor will suggest you some of the screening tests to diagnose the real cause. These tests generally include blood cells test. Some other types of screening tests are complete blood count or CBC, blood protein test, brain tumor test, and circulating tumor cells test.

What are the screening techniques to detect the cancer?

Now after knowing that your blood test is required to check that whether you are suffering from the fatal illness or not, the final step in screening is to decide the techniques used for screening test. As there are various types of cancer so the type of screening technique also differs respectively. Following are some of the cancer screening blood test described for diagnosis different types of cancerous cells in the body.

Cervical Screening Test

Crucial for detecting abnormal cells in the cervix the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the screening test doesn’t test for cancer but checks the health of the cells in the cervix. Around 1 in 20 women may have abnormal changes in their cells, which will need to be investigated further through cervical cancer screening. In some cases, abnormal cells will need to be removed so they can’t become cancerous.

Computed tomography screening:

Your consultant may use a CT scan, conjointly referred to as an image, to seek out cancer. They conjointly use it as a notice to form a lot of concerning cancer once they find it. A CT scan uses AN X-ray machine to form a three-dimensional image of the within of the body. The system then joins these pictures into a close read that shows any abnormalities or tumors. Sometimes, the doctor can inject a special dye referred to as a medium into a patient’s vein to form a lot of detail within the pictures. At alternative times, a patient could also be asked to swallow a liquid medium.

Areas that area unit normally scanned embrace the pinnacle, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, or limbs. a complete body CT scan typically includes a minimum of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. It usually often used for cancer staging. Complications and the risk of this check is radiation exposure, particularly for kids. On the other hand, the potential advantages of getting a CT scan sometimes outweigh the risks. If you’re receiving multiple CT scans and x-rays, speak along with your doctor concerning exploitation another sort of check that involves less contact with radioactive substances.

Breast Cancer Screening

Although nobody wants to think about what could go wrong in the future, as many as 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life, and early detection gives women a far greater chance of a full recovery.

Bowel Cancer Screening

One of the most common forms of cancer, bowel or colon cancer is actually 90% survivable if caught at an early stage. Almost all colon cancers develop from polyps, which are benign tumors growing inside the colon. These do not normally cause any pain and often remain undetected for many years before becoming malignant. But they can be detected through a simple test for blood in the stool, and at Euromed we take the trauma out of testing with our calm surroundings and professional staff.

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A family medicine, holistic and anti-aging specialist, Dr Hoda Makkawi has more than 15 years of experience and a host of top doctor awards to her name. After her training at Alexandria University, Egypt, Dr Hoda practised in America, where she was given the Top Rated Doctor Award in 2010, as well as an incredible run of form winning the American Top Family Doctor award three years in a row, from 2007 to 2009. In the UAE, she is at the forefront of medical practice as a licensing examiner for Dubai Health Authority and key…
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