Bowel Cancer – the silent killer.
Did you know that Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with over 41,000 people diagnosed each year? It claims a life every half an hour.
Both men and women are affected equally. And most bowel cancer cases are in the over 50’s although the number of cases in younger people is increasing at a rapid rate. Particularly affected are the under 30’s who have seen an increase of 120% in the last decade.
But on a much more positive note – 90% of bowel cancers that are diagnosed early can be treated successfully.
The 5 most common symptoms of bowel cancer are:
- A change in bowel habit, especially going more often or looser stools
- Bleeding from the bottom without any obvious reason
- Abdominal pain, especially if severe
- A lump in your stomach
- Unexplained weight loss or tiredness
Many of these symptoms do not immediately mean cancer but anybody experiencing these symptoms for 3 weeks or more should seek medical advice.
At The British Surgical Clinic, as part of our on-going commitment to preventative medicine, we are offering a range of screening tests for Bowel/Colorectal Cancer during March, April and May.
Which screening package you decide upon will depend on your medical and family history, risk and your own personal choice of screening. We will advise each patient on an individual basis.
Screening Package 1 - €89/£81
This simple screening is the most common and involves a short consultation with Mr Deardon and a simple test to see if there is blood in the stools.
Screening Package 2 - €175/£126
A more in depth screening consists of a short consultation with Mr Deardon, the test to check for blood in the stools and a few blood tests which show up different markers in relation to Bowel Cancer.
Screening Package 3 - €950/£865
A comprehensive peace of mind option. A short consultation with Mr Deardon and a “colonoscopy” (a telescope test ) which enables us to look inside the bowel and colon to check for tumours or polyps / pre-malignant growths.
We understand that this is a delicate and embarrassing subject but don’t worry alone.
For more information or to book an appointment for a screening package, please contact Jane in confidence on 951 703 243, by email email@example.com or request a call back via Whatsapp 627 847 658 or BBM 2A5D9980.