Southdowns Health Screening

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Southdowns Private healthcare is commited to providing you with a caring reactive service but we also are keen to enable the very best screening tests available.

We work closely with consultants and can refer immediately if any of the tests reveal any concern.

In addition to our annual health check which includes a medical exam and blood tests we offer extended checks including more extensive investigations to those who would like to increase the screen or who have risks requiring furhter tests.

We are now working closely with the Nuffield hospital in Chichester to offer early cancer detection screens – please see below for more information.

Abdominal Cancer Screening

This extensive scan screens for bowel cancers and includes

  • Stomach
  • Colon,
  • Liver
  • Rectal cancers
  • Pancreatic
  • Ovarian cancers

It is 85% accurate and can detect cancers before even before symptoms manifest themselves.

The computer generates a detailed three-dimensional (3-D) model of the colon enabling an internal view of the colon to identify any early abnormalities.

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Lung Cancer Screening

One of the difficulties in identifying Lung disease and cancer remains that symptoms do not generally present themselves until the later stages of the disease.

Early detection of abnormal cells, however, can literally be the difference between life and death as lung cancers caught and treated at Stage 1 have a 90% cure rate, as opposed 20% for those unidentified until Stage 4.

Using a Computerised Tomography (CT) scanner to take many computerised images of the lung allows detailed analysis and detection of any tiny abnormalities at the very earliest stage.

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Cardiac Risk Screening

Cardiovascular disease is associated with the build-up of deposits within the arteries, thus blocking or reducing the flow of oxygen rich blood to the heart.

It can lead to various conditions including stroke, angina, heart attacks or heart failure as well as affecting other parts of the body. Early detection is vital in the management of this disease.

This scan is 97% accurate and utilises the Aquilion 1 CT scanner which is one of the most advanced scanners in the world.

This evidence based screen highlights early cardiovascular disease through identifying raised calcium levels and early hardening of the arteries.

Treatment and preventative actions can be taken to avoid this serious and potentially life threatening disease progressing

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Advanced Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men and causes 10 000 deaths in the UK every year. Although the causes are unknown, a family history does indicate a greater risk of contracting this disease. However, if caught early and treated appropriately, the recovery rates are extremely good.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are particularly effective in identifying soft-tissue cancers, such as prostate, as the magnetic resonance uses the properties of the soft tissue itself to create the detail in the image.

By combining an MRI scan with a blood test to check Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels, we can offer a highly effective screen for this disease.

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