PREVENT CANCER BY EARLY DETECTION
- Cervical Screening with smear and colposcopy.
- Don’t ignore symptoms like change of colour, texture and symptoms like soreness and itching.
Specialised check up for vulval Health
UTERINE CANCER (WOMB CANCER)
- Don’t ignore symptoms like bleeding after menopause or irregular bleeding Talk to us if you are concerned about it.
- Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they have already spread.
- Cancer of the ovary usually develops after the menopause when the ovaries are inactive and abnormal function of the ovary is not therefore readily noticed.
- However sometimes they may also develop before menopause.
- The ovaries are located deep inside the pelvis and are inaccessible to examination.
- Internal examination is not regarded as an effective method for early detection of ovarian cancer.
METHODS OF SCREENING FOR OVARIAN CANCER
- CA 125 is a protein released into the blood in high levels in most women with ovarian cancer. It is important to recognise that CA 125 is also produced by many normal tissues.
- realise that ultrasound results can be abnormal even when there is no cancer present.
- The King’s College Study investigated the role of ultrasound in over 5,000 women and demonstrated that ultrasound can detect ovarian cancer at an early stage.
- The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Study assessed the use of CA 125 in combination with ultrasound in 22,000 women. This study revealed that it was possible to detect ovarian cancer before any symptoms developed.