Why Should I Choose an Advanced Cancer Screening?
World Cancer Day
Today is World Cancer Day, a day for raising awareness, improving education, and increasing action to help prevent millions of cancer deaths each year. World Cancer Day was created on the 4th of February 2000 as an initiative by the Union of International Cancer Control and has become a positive annual movement ever since.
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, but one third of common cancers are preventable. Here at Phoenix Hospital Group, as part of our comprehensive health screening packages, we are offering a new Advanced Cancer Screening package featuring an innovative MRI scanning method known as Whole Body-Diffusion Weighted Imaging (WB-DWI).
This non-invasive technique is able to diagnose asymptomatic tumours which are not usually discovered during an orthodox screening. The technique has been developed through years of clinical research. We believe in the early detection of cancer in healthy people as a really important way of preventing complications further down the line.
What are the benefits of an Advanced Cancer Screening?
Our Advanced Cancer Screening programme is used to diagnose common cancers much earlier in healthy people and can catch the disease early to try to prevent any cancer from spreading. The MRI scan means that no harmful radiation enters the body and no injected contrasts are needed. Unlike many scans, no medication or pre-scan diet changes are required. The scan allows you to return to work immediately with no side effects and it only takes 45 minutes to complete.
What does it scan?
It scans areas including the brain, prostate, bladder, kidney, liver and pancreas for tumours. It also screens for lymphoma (cancer that affects lymphocytes in the immune system) and myeloma (a type of blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow).
What happens on the day?
Our Advanced Cancer Screening takes place at our diagnostic centre at 9 Harley Street where you will be seen by a doctor or radiologist to thoroughly go through a series of pre-assessment questions.
You will be taken to the MRI department to meet the radiographers, who will guide you through the process. Once you are positioned in the scan it will take approximately 45 minutes and you will be able to speak with the radiographers throughout the scan.
What happens after the Advanced Cancer Screening scan?
After your scan you will receive a health screening report which will be sent to you usually within 5 working days. This is either sent to you via an encrypted email or explained to you in person by the GP or Radiologist.
The report will provide you with an in-depth analysis of your scan, this is broken down by body area and will provide you with all the information required. Should further treatment be required, we will refer you to the best specialists available.
If you have any follow up questions or wish to discuss the report further, a specialist radiologist will be available to speak to you.
Prices start from £1950. To book an appointment, please call 0207 079 2100 or email [email protected].
You can click here to find out more information about the Advanced Cancer Screening process.