Cancer Screening and Detection

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We need to keep a constant check on our bodies in order to stay healthy. A number of reasons can lead to different diseases that can become fatal. While self-examination can help us identify visible abnormalities, it cannot diagnose severe illnesses like cancer. Cancer Screening in Dubai can help examine our bodies for any signs of cancer. If a severe disease like cancer is detected timely, it can be treated, especially in its early stages. Below we have shared details about different screening tests for common types of cancer.

What is cancer screening?

Early cancer detection means diagnosing cancer at an early stage so it can be treated appropriately. Generally, patients who get diagnosed early have a better chance of surviving. Cancer Screening Test Dubai helps detect the abnormal cells and tissues in the body at the early stage. Screening tests help identify the presence of cancerous cells in the body before any noticeable symptoms appear. This test has made cancer diagnosis relatively easier, and early diagnosis may even stop cancer from spreading. Regular cancer screenings can help identify different types of cancer, but especially:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Lung Cancer

Early Symptoms of Cancer

Early Cancer Detection in Dubai can help diagnose cancer before we experience any symptoms. Some common cancer symptoms are as follows:

  • Uncontrolled vaginal bleeding and continuous discharge
  • Persistent lumps or swollen glands
  • Sore throat not healing for a long time
  • Some gallbladder and liver disorders
  • Blood in the urine
  • Enlargement and asymmetry of breasts
  • Digestive disorder and problems in swallowing
  • Unusual changes in the shape, size, and volume of a wart or mole
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Night sweats or continuous fever
  • Constant itching in the genital or anal
  • Severe headaches and migraine
  • Persistent tiredness and fatigue
  • Severe pain in muscles, bones, and joints
  • Viral infections

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How Cancer Can be Detected at Early stage?

Early Cancer Prevention in Dubai is possible if cancer is detected at an early stage. Usually, it is done by doing some critical tests at the initial stage. If a patient experiences any of the symptoms mentioned above, they must immediately contact a doctor. The doctor will recommend several screening tests to diagnose the actual cause. Generally, these screening tests include blood cells test, such as:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Blood Protein Test
  • Brain Tumor Test
  • Biopsy
  • Circulating Tumor Cells Test
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
  • Bone Scan
  • Ultrasound and X-Ray

Cancer Screening Tests

Since there are different types of cancers, the tests used for Cancer Screening in Dubai are also different. Below we have shared some screening tests for common cancers:

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in females besides skin cancer. It can be invasive and non-invasive and has several types and subtypes. Although several tests are available for checking breast cancer, Mammogram Screen is considered the most reliable one. Besides Mammography, other breast cancer screening tests include:

  • Digital Mammography
  • Tomosynthesis or 3D Mammography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Thermography
  • Tissue Sampling
  • Breast Exam
  • Ultrasound 

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon, bowel, or rectal cancer, is common among men and women. Colorectal cancer screening helps identify colon cancer at an early stage, making its treatment easier. Some standard colon cancer screening tests are as follows:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • CT Colonography or Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) or Stool Test

Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer is a common type of cancer in males. Prostate cancer screening helps find evidence of cancer in the prostate. Some commonly used tests for prostate cancer screening are as follows:

  • Prostate-Specific Antigen or PSA Test
  • Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Genetic Testing
  • Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Multiparametric MRI
  • Bone Scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Lymph Node Biopsy

Cancer Screening Blood Test and Detection FAQ’s

What cancers are detected by blood tests?

While detecting cancer through blood tests is still a little elusive, advanced technologies are making rapid progress. The latest techniques can detect eight different types of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal, ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers.

What tests are done to check for cancer?

Several approaches are used to diagnose cancer, including physical exams, lab tests, imaging tests, and biopsy. In lab tests, blood and urine samples are collected to run tests. In imaging tests, CT scan, bone scan, MRI, PET scan, ultrasound, and X-ray are used.

Why is early cancer detection important?

Early cancer detection and prevention are essential because the sooner it gets diagnosed, the better. In order to receive successful treatment, it is vital to detect cancer in its early stages; otherwise, there are complications and a lesser chance of survival.

How does your body feel if you have cancer?

Usually, our bodies show symptoms even before early cancer detection and prevention. The patient may experience fever, fatigue, and weight loss. If these symptoms persist for some time, it is better to go for cancer screening.

How is cancer detected?

An expert is consulted for early cancer detection and prevention who takes the patient’s cell or tissue samples and analyzes them. If the results are not precise, tests are also done on DNA and RNA for disease diagnosis.

What is the Genetic Testing for Cancer?

While a Cancer Blood Test in Dubai is commonly used to detect cancer, advancements have been made in the field of cancer screening. Among other state-of-the-art tests, genetic testing is also available now for some types of cancers. Genetic testing examines particular changes occurring in a person’s genes, proteins, or chromosomes. As a result of the examination, it determines whether someone will develop cancer at any point in their lives.

Genetic testing is available for the following cancers:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Melanoma 
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Sarcoma

Cost of Cancer Screening Tests

As there are different types of cancers, each requires a different screening test for detection. Due to this, the price of Cancer Screening Tests in Dubai cannot be fixed. If you want to know the exact treatment cost in your case, please get in touch with us.

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If you have been experiencing cancer symptoms, it is better to get a screening test. Please get in touch with Euromed Clinic Center if you want to detect whether you have cancer or not. In order to schedule an appointment, please fill the online form or give us a call.

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