Cancer Screening Check-up – Female (Rs. 7100/-)
What is a Cancer Check-up for Women?
A cancer screening check-up is designed to help your doctor determine any cancerous growth in your body. This includes a comprehensive set of tests determine any abnormalities and can help in devising an appropriate treatment plan for the relevant cancer. Also included are tests to specifically test for cancers that affect only women. The check-up will comprehensively look for possible antigens in the blood streams and/or other factors to determine if you have any form of cancers and if there is a risk of developing one in the future.
Preparing for the Cancer Check-up – Women
For a cancer check-up for women you will be required to give a sample of blood and urine. The blood samples must be provided on an empty stomach. The blood sample will be used for CBP, Lipid Profile, ESR, CA 19.9 and other tests included in the package. For CUE and Creatinine tests you will provide a urine sample. A stool sample will also be required.
For the abdominal ultrasound, you must avoid eating the night prior to the test and leave any jewellery at home. The package also includes a chest x-ray and an ECG – for the ECG it is best to avoid usage of moisturisers or sunscreen on the body and jewellery must be removed. For the x-ray similar protocols as above must be followed. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breasts and it is best to schedule one right after your menstrual cycle. It is best to avoid sprays, creams and gels on the breasts prior to the mammogram.
As part of the cancer check-up for women you will need to provide a pap smear for which it is advisable to abstain from intercourse the previous night, and avoid usage of vaginal cream, gel etc., also scheduling a pap smear must be avoided during a menstrual cycle.
Typically, an executive health check-up can be concluded in one half of the day but will require careful scheduling based on your monthly cycle.
What tests are carried out, as part of the cancer screening Check-up?
the following tests are done as a part of this health check-up
Complete Blood Picture
Complete blood picture measures the count of WBCs, RBCs and platelets in the blood and indicates any deficiencies. This test helps ascertain the overall health profile of an individual.
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate test is used to determine inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases in the body.
A complete urine examination evaluates a sample of the urine to determine disorders such as urinary tract infection, kidney diseases and diabetes related complications.
A thyroglobulin test is prescribed to check for abnormalities with the thyroid. The test can check for cancers of the thyroid, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism by testing a sample of blood.
CA – 19.9
This is a blood test that measures the level of tumour associated antigens in the blood stream, this antigen is has been found in substantial levels for patients with pancreatic cancer.
CA – 15.3
CA 15.3 is an antigen produced by normal breast cancers, however patients with breast cancer or an increased risk of breast cancer will have heightened levels of CA 15.3 which is detected by a blood test.
CA – 125
The CA 125 test measures the levels of Cancer Antigen 125 – commonly associated with ovarian cancer. Higher levels of CA 125 demonstrate a substantially higher risk of ovarian cancer.
A carcinoembryonic antigen test is carried to ascertain certain types of cancers in the intestines and the rectum. The presence of CEA is detected by testing a sample of blood from the patient.
A beta HCG test is undertaken to ascertain the quantity of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone in the body. It is a hormone produced during pregnancy, and is detectable 8-10 days after ovulation.
The alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test is undertaken to check for the level of AFP in the blood stream of a pregnant women to detect spina bifida and anencephaly in the unborn foetus.
Occult Blood, Stool
A test undertaken to detect the presence of blood in stool that is invisible to the naked eye. Internal bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract could lead to bleeding in stools, detected by this test.
This is a screening procedure carried out to detect cervical cancer in women. Tissue is collected from the cervix and observed under the microscope for cells that can potentially turn cancerous.
A chest x-ray is taken to ascertain the condition of the lungs and heart. It detects abnormalities or diseases in the heart, lungs, airways, blood vessels and the bones of the spine and chest cavity.
USG, Whole Abdomen
An ultrasound of the abdominal region is taken to determine the functioning and abnormalities, if any of the abdomen. This cover various organs like – stomach, intestines, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and liver.
A mammogram is an imagining procedure carried out to check for changes in the breasts which are otherwise hidden from naked eyes. These changes can help detect breast cancer at an early stage.
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