Can prevent the No. 1 Killer in the world
Cancer is the #1 killer in the world today especially cancers like colorectal and stomach cancer
Health screening and early detection can help to reduce your chances of getting these cancers by up to 90%.
If you experience these very common symptoms, please come forward and see your doctor:
- Stomach pain
- Heartburn or reflux into the chest or throat
- Fresh blood passed from the anus or black stools
- Bloated sensation in the stomach
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Constipation, diarrhoea or change in bowel habits from the usual
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of weight
These symptoms cannot be ignored .This is especially so if they remain for a long time and they get worse. These symptoms indicate that there may be a problem in the bowel. After a thorough history if your symptoms and a full examination, we will advise you on the type of endoscopy required for a complete investigation.
The Solution is Early Detection using Endoscopy
Endoscopy is a tool used to examine the bowel directly to look for growth of lumps, redness or swelling and ulcers. A Flexible thin tube, with a camera at the tip of the tube performs the procedure.
There are many benefits of Endoscopy
Direct visualization is not the only advantage of these scopes. During the procedures, biopsies can be taken of polyps, ulcers, areas that are swollen and inflammed. Furthermore small lumps can be completely removed and sent for further tests.
We also encourage regular scopes to screen the oesophagus, the stomach and the colon for another very important reason- CANCER.
Early stage cancer in these areas usually do not cause any symptoms or discomfort. These cancers usually are at advanced stage and incurable once they produce symptoms like pain, bleeding, lump in the stomach, loss of weight and blockage of the intestines.
By performing a scope, you are able to find these cancers at an early stage while they are small to remove them completely for a cure. In others words, although it is difficult to find a cancer at an early stage, screening regularly with scopes has been proven by many research studies around the world to reduce cancer deaths by more than 90%.
We encourage the public to do screening at a regular interval (eg 3-5 years).