Cancer Screening

More than 350,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year and 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime* – this is a very serious issue for both individuals and companies. Our Cancer Screening Service provides tests that can detect the early stages of some of the most common cancers, reducing the length of time required for treatment and possibly the need for surgery.

Each test costs £120

We provide a testing kit, as all of our cancer checks are self-administered blood tests using a finger-prick method. The results are analysed by an NHS Approved Laboratory.

Checks available:

Cancer Screening
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is an amino-acid which is common in prostate disease. Having high levels of PSA does not mean that you have Prostate Disease but it is a potential indicator and would identify the need to have further physical testing with your GP or Medical Practitioner to determine the cause of the elevated levels. Due to the fact that PSA’s are an inflammation marker they can be increased by a number of issues such as back pain for example, that do not relate to Prostate Disease.
Ovarian Cancer
CA 125 can be raised in ovarian cancer, cancer of the womb (endometrium) and some other cancers (including pancreatic, stomach, colon, rectal and breast cancer). However, it can also be increased by other issues such as endometriosis and fibroids.
Bladder Cancer
CA19.9 is a test that measures tumour associated antigens found in the blood. CA19.9 is a foreign substance released by pancreatic tumour cells and elevated levels can indicate pancreatic cancer. However, not all elevated levels will be associated with cancer and therefore, the CA19.9 cannot be used as a diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer in isolation.
Bowel Cancer
The faecal occult blood test (FOB) checks for small amounts of blood (not visible by eye) in your stool. Normally, there will not be enough blood lost through the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines) to turn an FOB positive or for you to notice it by looking. A positive FOB will inform you that you have bleeding occurring somewhere in your gastrointestinal tract. This blood loss could be due to ulcers, diverticulosis, bleeding polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, haemorrhoids (piles), from swallowed blood due to bleeding gums or nosebleeds, or it could be due to benign or malignant tumours. Anything that sticks out into the intestine, like a polyp or tumour, and is rubbed against by the faeces as it passes through, has the potential to bleed now and again. Often this small amount of blood is the first, and sometimes the only, symptom of early bowel cancer, making the FOB a valuable screening tool.
Key features and benefits:
Comfort and privacy
All checks are completed in the comfort and privacy of your own home
Short waiting times
No long waiting times as results are available within 3 working days of the laboratory receiving the completed sample back
Specialist support
Access to specialist support and advice both before and after the test is completed
Early detection
Helps to give peace of mind and detects issues early, possibly reducing the length of treatment required

Product Guide

Cancer Screening

*Cancer Research UK, 2018 (citation Cancer Research UK Incidence, 2014)