Ovarian cancer is often called the silent killer because it usually presents at an advanced stage. A combination of pelvic ultrasound scanning and a blood test using tumour markers are useful in spotting the early signs of ovarian cancer.
Bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer is also a common cancer associated with getting older. A simple screening test i.e. (Faecal occult blood) can detect changes that may indicate you have the early stages of bowel cancer. Where there is a family history or more firm suspicion of cancer a colonoscopy can take a direct look at the bowel and make the diagnosis.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become brittle and fragile. It’s most common in women over 50, and symptoms include a tendency to fracture easily. If you show signs of early osteoporosis, screening via a bone density scan can help determine whether you have the condition or are at risk of developing it.