Cancer Screening Check-up – Male (Rs. 6200/-)
What is a Cancer Check-up for Men?
A cancer screening check-up is designed to help your doctor determine the presence of any cancerous antigens or possible cancerous growth in your body. A comprehensive set of tests determine any abnormalities and can help in devising an appropriate treatment plan for the relevant cancer. The Cancer Check-up for men includes tests for cancers that are specific to men in addition to those cancers that are prevalent in both genders.
Who is advised to undergo a Cancer screening Check-up?
Those with heightened risk of any cancer – such as people with immediate relatives who’ve had cancer, those exposed to various cancer-related risks must undergo this check-up. This keeps you well informed of any risks and allows for preventive care before any of them can become serious and threatening.
Preparing for the Cancer Check-up – For Men
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.
Typically, a Cancer check-up can be completed in half a day.
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.
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 erythrocyte sedimentation rate test is used to determine inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases in the body.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The total PSA test measures the levels of prostate specific antigens in the blood stream of a patient. It is an indicator of the onset of prostate cancer.
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.