Checking for cancer (or for conditions that may become cancer) in people who have no symptoms is called screening.
Screening can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early. Early detection is important because when abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread and is harder to treat.
Several screening tests have been shown to detect cancer early and to reduce the chance of dying from that cancer. Screening tests can have false-positive results- the test indicates that cancer may be present even though it is not. False-positive test results can cause anxiety and are usually followed by additional tests and procedures that also have potential harms. Screening tests can have false-negative results- the test indicates that cancer is not present even though it is. False-negative test results may provide false reassurance, leading to delays in diagnosis and possibly causing an individual to put off seeking medical care even if symptoms develop.
Here are the health and onco-screening packages being offered at Cytecare.
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
Total WBC Count
FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar)
LFT (Liver Function Test)
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase
HDL, LDL, VLDL
FT3, FT4, TSH
Urine Routine & Microscopy
Stool Occult Blood
USG Thyroid, Abdomen & Pelvic
PSA (Prostate-Specific antigen)
Sono Mammogram (only if required)
Head & Neck Onco
Additional options, based on risk assessment: Low dose CT scan, Endoscopy, CT Colonoscopy, full body low dose PET-CT.
* This package is for common cancers found in India and intended for early detection where possible.
1. Customization will be done based on assessment and risks.
2. Any additional investigations, if advised by consultant specialists will be discounted (if beyond the package)
We are pleased to announce screening packages for early cancer detection
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