What are the risk factors for ovarian cancer?
Ovarian Cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in the UK
Most cases of ovarian cancer occur after the menopause with 90% occurring in women over 45 years old. However, the risk is doubled in women who have never had any children. There is a small increase with women where there is a strong family history of ovarian and other cancers and who carry a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.
What are the signs of Ovarian Cancer?
There are very few early signs as symptoms present themselves usually in the advanced stages when the treatment is less effective. Some women experience persistent pelvic pain, increased abdominal size, persistent bloating and difficulty in eating and feeling full.
What our service will offer you
You will be seen by our Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Ken Lim, this will include tests and possible reassurance on the same day.
- An initial consultation with the specialist
- Ultrasound examination of the abdomen (a test used in pregnancy) or by inserting a probe into the vagina (trans-vaginal scan) - if required
- A blood test to detect if there is an increase in the CA125 protein (if required)
How much will it cost?
The cost for tests inclusive of blood test and ultrasound scan will be £375.00
How do I arrange an appointment with Mr Lim?
To assist us in arranging your appointment please obtain a GP referral letter and then simply call us on 029 2073 6011