Liver & Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening
- Duration 4 hour(s)
- Meet on Location
- Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
- Strictly Non Refundable
This Liver & Gastrointestinal screen package includes a variety panel of blood tests, radiology screening and optional endoscopic screening. You will be reviewed by gastroenterologist, who is also sub-specialized in hepatology in Singapore.
What to Expect
Liver Cancer screening is used to look for cancer before you have any symptoms or signs. The main risk factor is cirrhosis from any etiology. In Asia the commonest etiology is hepatitis B. Carrier of hepatitis B are also at risk of liver cancer in the absence of cirrhosis, hence chronic hepatitis B carrier, chronic hepatitis C, severe fibrosis from fatty liver, alcohol or other causes of severe fibrosis/cirrhosis will require regular screening for liver cancer. Hepatologists are the doctors with the most experience in screening for primary liver cancer. Screening options include testing the blood for the tumor markeralpha-fetoprotein (AFP), which may be produced by cancer cells along with ultrasound scan of the liver, computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to confirm the presence of primary liver cancer.
GI cancer screening including screening for stomach cancer and colorectal cancer. There is no standard or routine screening test for stomach cancer. Investigative blood tests are indicative but may not suggest presence of disease. Several types of screening tests have been studied to find stomach cancer at an early stage. These gold standard screening tests would be gastroscopy (tissue biopsy),
Mortality from colorectal cancer can be reduced by screening asymptomatic individuals for the presence of adenomas and early cancers through colonoscopy. Screening should begin at age 50 years for individuals without any risk factors. In individuals with an increased risk, screening should begin earlier, before the age of 50, depending on the risk factor(s) present.