Cancer Tests

Ulcers & Cancer
Simple Breath Test for Bug That Causes Ulcers & Can Lead to Stomach Cancer
Helicobacter pylori is the germ or bacteria which lives in the stomach and is known to be the cause of ulcers. It is also thought to be a risk factor for stomach cancer. Often people don’t know if they have got the infection. A simple breath test is an extremely accurate way of determining if you have got the bug. No endoscopy test is required. If the germ is found it can be treated with a simple course of antibiotics. If you would like to know more please contact info@thestomachdoctor.co.uk for details.

Bad Heartburn?
People who have experienced longstanding heartburn are at risk of developing changes in the lining of the lower end of their gullet which can be pre-cancerous. An effective way to detect these changes is by undergoing a gastroscopy [endoscopic examination of the gullet and stomach] when samples can be taken for analysis. It can also reveal whether your gullet is being damaged by acid refluxing from your stomach. Treatment in the form of tablets can heal this inflammation as well as abolish symptoms. If you would like to know more please contact info@thestomachdoctor.co.uk for details.

Bowel Cancer Test
Bowel cancer is a leading cause of cancer in the United Kingdom. Often it can present in its late stages and so a cure is not possible. Bowel cancer often starts as a small polyp or wart in the lining of the bowel, but over a period of years can develop into a cancer. By finding the polyps earlier and removing them there is a chance the bowel cancer can be prevented. Colonoscopy is the standard way of detecting the cancer and removing the polyps. If you would like to know more please contact info@thestomachdoctor.co.uk for details.

Food Allergies & Intolerance

Have I Got A Food Allergy?
You may have really bad symptoms of abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. Food allergies can cause these symptoms. If you wish to have a blood test to determine whether you have got any food allergies including gluten please contact info@thestomachdoctor.co.uk for details. We can provide you with expert dietary advice.

Am I Lactose or Dairy Food Intolerant?
Lactose intolerance can cause abdominal bloating, discomfort and attacks of diarrhoea. A simple breath test can determine if you have lactose intolerance. If you would like to know more please contact  info@thestomachdoctor.co.uk  for details. We can provide you with expert dietary advice.

General Health
Often people feel a bit tired or out of sorts for no obvious reason or you may be concerned that your cholesterol is high or you have contracted an infection recently. Often a simple blood test can tell us whether you are anaemic, low in important vitamins, trace elements or have an underactive thyroid gland. We can also check your cholesterol. Similarly, we can check how healthy your liver is. Alternatively, you may want a specific blood test to be undertaken. If you would like to know more please contact info@thestomachdoctor.co.uk for details.