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Our range of cancer checks include some of the common cancers to affect men and women. While they won't diagnose, they can indicate when further investigation is necessary, which might give you the chance of getting treatment early.

Cancer Checks

Prostate
Check (PSA)

£49
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This blood test measures the level of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the blood. PSA can be elevated in cases of prostate cancer.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

A blood test for cancer antigen 125 (CA-125), a protein which can be raised in ovarian cancer.
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schedule 1 day turnaround
Tumour Markers

CEA

£49

This blood test is for carcino embryonic antigen (CEA) a protein which is produced by some types of cancer but which is also found in benign conditions.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

CA 19-9

£49

A cancer tumour marker test generally used to monitor cases of already diagnosed pancreatic cancer.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

CA 125

£49

A blood test for cancer antigen 125 (CA 125), a tumour marker which can indicate ovarian cancer.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

PSA
Test

£49

This blood test measures the level of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the blood. PSA can be elevated in cases of prostate cancer.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

A blood test used in the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer of the liver and testes and less commonly, stomach, breast and lung cancer.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

Neurone Specific Enolase (NSE) is produced by small cell carcinomas and is a tumour marker for lung cancer.
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schedule 12 day turnaround

Beta
HCG

£39

Beta HCG is a hormone found in the blood which may be elevated in people with certain cancers such as testicular cancer and germ cell tumours.
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schedule 5 day turnaround
Advanced Tests

The Prostate Check Plus blood test measures the ratio of free PSA to total PSA. When PSA is elevated this test can help distinguish between cancer and a benign condition.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

An early detection blood test for ovarian cancer. Includes CA-125 and HE4. It is a more accurate indicator of ovarian cancer than a single CA-125 test.
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schedule 2 day turnaround
About Cancer Markers

Our cancer tests are for people who are worried about cancer or have a family history of a certain type of cancer and want to check their own risk. Some tests are designed to monitor an already diagnosed cancer to see how treatment is working or whether the cancer has returned. 

 

Is a cancer test right for you?

For many people the thought of ever having cancer can be a terrible worry or a nagging concern. The NHS do offer screening tests for certain cancers but the limitations of funds and services mean that these tests are not available as often as we might like, or to all age groups.

We do know that if cancers are caught early then the chances of treatment and cure can be much greater. If you have any symptoms or signs that you are worried about then you should see your GP without delay.

On the occasions where cancers are small and not yet big enough to cause symptoms, they can show up on blood tests or stool samples. If they are detected at this early stage then this will mean that any treatment can be started sooner which may increase the long term outlook. If you have a positive cancer test, then your GP will be able to refer you for discussions about further tests and treatments.

A positive test does not necessarily mean you have cancer, and a negative tests does not necessarily mean you don't or never will. These tests are just a guide and while they can be reassuring they can also indicate a need for further investigations.

Tumour Markers

Some cancers are detected by measuring certain proteins in the blood, and these can be used to monitor treatment in people who have had that particular cancer, or to see if it might be coming back. Tumour marker tests are not necessarily diagnostic of cancer and their use as sceening tests is not established or even recommended; false positives can cause distress and anxiety and even invasive investigation. False negatives can also provide undue reassurance. 

 

 

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