Worried about your Risks for Common Health Problems?

Are you concerned about your risks for some common health problems like cancer and heart disease? If you’d like to know more, there are a number of tests and services available both on the NHS and privately funded. Before having any screening test, it’s worth finding out about the test itself and what would happen next if you found out you have a higher risk of a particular condition. Deciding whether or not to have a screening test is a personal choice and one which only you can make. We always recommend talking to your family, friends and/or your healthcare professionals before making your decision.

Current NHS Cancer Screening

The UK currently runs 3 NHS funded cancer screening programmes for people who have either reached a certain age or meet certain criteria. These cover:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer

If/When you are invited for screening, you will receive an information leaflet about the screening test. You can discuss any aspect of the screening test with your health professional and decide whether or not it’s right for you.

Click here to read more about the NHS Screening Programmes.

Innermost Healthcare Services

We offer a range of tests:
  • ovarian cancer screening (ultrasound scan and a blood test)
  • hereditary genetic tests to identify your risk for common cancers (saliva sample) FOR MEN & WOMEN
  • hereditary genetic tests to identify your risk for cardiovascular disease (saliva sample) FOR MEN & WOMEN

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is an aggressive cancer but responds well if diagnosed early. If diagnosed at the earliest stage, when it is still confined to one ovary, then up to 9 out of 10 women will still be alive after 5 years or longer. Sadly, only about one-third of ovarian cancers are diagnosed early; many are diagnosed much later and this limits the options for treatment and reduces life expectancy (less than 20% of women diagnosed at a late stage will still be alive 5 years or longer after diagnosis).

Hereditary Genetic Tests for Cancers & Heart Disease

Genetic tests can inform what you choose to do about your health – and what this might mean for your family too:

  • they could tell if you should start early cancer screening
  • they could tell if you should talk to your doctor at an early stage about maintaining good cardiovascular health
  • they could tell if you should talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes or take other measures
  • your doctor may find it useful to know how your genes can influence the way your body processes certain medications
  • knowing what your genes say about risk can help you and your family be proactive about conditions that may run in your family