Cancer Screening

Dr Wedderburn-Maxwell & Partners strive to keep up to date as medical technology and research advances continue, which make the benefits of cancer screenings increasingly apparent.

Cancer prevention starts with ongoing screening and is a powerful way for individuals to take control of their health. Screening also enables doctors to diagnose a cancer in its early stages, often before symptoms occur, which can greatly improve the patient’s potential for a cure.

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer fatalities, yet lung cancer survival rates can increase when the cancer is detected in its early stages.

Some studies show compelling evidence that the use of CT is effective in the early detection of small growths in the lung that conventional chest x-rays can overlook.

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. Thanks to prevention, early detection, and advanced treatments, the death rates for women with breast cancer are declining.
Mammograms are a proven tool to screen for breast cancer.
Digital mammography is known to be more accurate than traditional film mammography in detecting the possible disease , especially in women with dense breasts, women under 50 years of age, and in women entering menopause.

Women should have a mammogram annually, especially if they have a family history of breast cancer.

Ultrasound complements mammography in breast screening.

Gastrointestinal and Colon Cancer Screenings

Colorectal cancer is an extremely common cancer among men and women .However, if discovered early, colorectal cancer is over 90% curable. Traditional colonoscopies are a reliable and recommended screening procedure for colon cancer.

Virtual colonoscopy is a technique that uses a computerized tomography (CT) scan to construct virtual images of the colon that are similar to the views of the colon obtained by optical colonoscopy.

Virtual colonoscopy is less invasive and faster to perform than optical colonoscopy and does not require conscious sedation.

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