Ovarian Cancer screening
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, affecting more than 6,500 women each year in the UK.
The London General Practice offers ovarian cancer screening using state of the art detection, screening and prevention, providing private consultations with leading experts in the field of ovarian cancer diagnosis. However, in many circumstances ovarian cancer screening is not recommended.
What happens when you book your ovarian cancer screen at The London General Practice?
Your ovarian cancer screen will be tailored to your personal health background so we make sure that any concerns you may have are answered, whilst at the same time ensuring that your screen is bespoke to your needs and requirements.
The session includes:
30 minutes with one of our experienced Practice Nurses who will carry out a series of base-line checks on your health including taking bloods to test for:
- Height and weight
- Blood pressure
- Haemoglobin (anaemia)
- Blood sugar levels (diabetes)
- Kidneys and liver function
This is then followed by a 45-minute consultation with a doctor to discuss your personal health history, and family or genetic pre-dispositions and any other health concerns, plus an examination.
Depending on the outcome of this consultation, and potentially your blood or genetic tests, the diagnostic scanning and examination options include:
- A vaginal or internal examination
- A blood test to look for a chemical called CA125 in the blood.
- CT scan
- Ultrasound scan
- MRI Scans – Read more here
- Abdominal Fluid Aspiration
And the Doctor will discuss the benefits of each with you. Once complete you will receive from the Doctor a complete report on your health.