Phone no.

Fax no.

+38 (044) 277–8–277

+38 (044) 520–94–01

+38 (800) 50 51 58

Address

27 Malyshko Str.,

Pliuty village, Obuhovskiy district,

Ukraine, Kiev region 08720

info@lisod.com

Screening Programs

Screening Programmes

The LISOD Hospital is a private hospital in Ukraine open for any person who wishes to undergo various types of screening. These examinations have internationally proven their effectiveness and transformed into a standard for early oncological disease detection.

The LISOD Hospital provides painless and comfortable medical examinations which last just one day. Screening is aimed at detecting a number of diseases: breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer.

Breast Screening

All women have to undergo a breast screening annually. Full recovery is possible when the right treatment and early detection are provided.

Breast screening at LISOD includes:

  • an ultrasound examination if a woman is between the ages of 18 to 35;
  • a mammography if a woman is over 35 (or over 30 for high risk groups, i.e. if relatives have ever been diagnosed with breast cancer);
  • a conclusive decision by a LISOD specialist on breast diseases diagnostics.

According to the National Cancer Institute (USA) 98% of women recover if breast cancer is detected early.

Prostate Screening

Prostate cancer is one of the most wide spread oncological diseases in men. The disease is most common in men over the age of 45. Therefore, men over 45 years of age who belong in the high risk group (i.e. if they have relatives who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and/or prostate cancer) have to undergo a prostate screening on a regular basis, at least twice a year.

Prostate screening at LISOD includes:

  • an urologist consultation;
  • a transrectal ultrasound examination utilizing hi-res equipment;
  • defining of specific tumour marker for prostate cancer PSA (prostate-specific antigen).
Cervical Screening

All women over 25 (or a year after beginning to be sexually active) have to undergo a cervical screening.

Cervical screening at the LISOD Clinic includes:

  • an examination by a leading specialist in oncological gynaecology;
  • a colposcopy – an examination of the cervix uteri by means of up-to-date colposcope;
  • a cytological examination where samples are taken to certified laboratories in Germany and Switzerland.

Colorectal Screening

Colorectal cancer is the most common case of digestive tract cancer.

Leading world specialists believe that a colonoscopy is the most effective method of colorectal screening.

Nearly 90% of colorectal cancer cases have been diagnosed in people over 50.

Colorectal screening has to be taken annually by all men and women over 50 and those who belong to high risk groups (i.e. those who have polyps and a family record of colon tumours) need to undergo a screening when they are over 40. It has been proven that an annual colonoscopy lessens the risk of colorectal cancer by 74%.

While performing a colonoscopy, physicians remove all the polyps detected which is essential for the prevention colorectal cancer.

A colorectal screening at LISOD includes:

  • a colonoscopy conducted by means of a digital video endoscope that is capable of detecting the smallest deviations from the norm, so that new formations can be painlessly sampled or polyps can be removed for further detailed lab analysis;
  • full anesthesia by means of intravenous “low-dosage”; special medication is used to provide comfort and symptomless recovery from anesthesia which is conducted by an experienced specialist who controls the patient’s condition throughout the whole procedure.
Lung Screening

Lung cancer is one of the most common cases in oncology. Only early tumour detection provides full recovery. The complete removal of the tumour has a much better chance of recovery if formations are detected prior to first symptoms.

People who undergo lung screening by means of low-dose computed tomography have a death rate 20% lower than those who take a common X-ray examination. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommend that a low-dose computed tomography should become a standard screening procedure.

Low-dose computer tomography screening for lung cancer is prescribed for the following risk factors:

  • smoking, including smoking in past;
  • passive smoking;
  • various tumours or lung cancers in the family record;
  • chronic bronchitis (chronic obstructive lung diseases);
  • age is over 55;
  • exposure to asbestos, radon, petrol fumes, and work in mines.

Lung screening at the LISOD Hospital includes:

  • a low-dose computed tomography scan of the chest;
  • a conclusive decision by a LISOD specialist on radiation diagnostics.

Thyroid Gland Screening

The thyroid gland makes a considerable contribution into metabolism regulation of the human body. Disorders in its function influence various other body organs. The thyroid gland controls all the systems using the iodine-containing hormones it produces.

If these hormones are under or above the norm, all body cells receive inadequate amount of nutrients, normal tissues grow and metabolism is impossible.

Checking hormones levels provides the physicians with a proper understanding and picture of the thyroid gland functions.

The thyroid gland ultrasound examination is one of the most informative and accessible examinations. The ultrasound allows detection of pathologies of organ development, inflammatory processes, and tumours. Moreover, lymph nodes of the neck are also examined.

Early stages of thyroid cancer have no symptoms. Small tumours cause no discomfort or any pain. Sometimes it is even cannot be felt. New formations can be detected for early treatment only by means of ultrasound examination. (If a tumour is detected, a fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the abnormality is performed under ultrasound control.)

Thyroid gland screening is a fast, painless, and comfortable procedure at LISOD.

Screening includes:

  • thyroid gland hormones test: thyrotrophic hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4), free triiodothyronine (fT3);
  • thyroid gland ultrasound examination.

Thyroid gland screening must be done urgently if:

  • you lose or dramatically gain weight;
  • you have a rapid heartbeat, experience nervousness, irritability, or a hand tremor;
  • you have dry skin, hair loss, and rapid fatigability;
  • you feel depressed, slow, and suffer sleep disorders.

We recommend that all our patients should undergo this screening when they are over 40. This age provides higher risks of benign and malignant thyroid tumours.

Stomach Screening

Stomach cancer is a common disease. Malignant tumours of the stomach are one of the main reasons of death in case of oncological diseases. Stomach cancer is dangerous because it has no symptoms the early stages.

Nowadays, diagnostics for this disease are accessible and safe. The main stomach screening method is a regular annual gastroscopy.

Stomach screening at LISOD Hospital includes:

  • gastroscopy – stomach endoscopic examination;
  • biopsy express test to detect Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the mucous coat of the stomach.

Stomach screenings are performed by an experienced physician and endoscopy expert. The procedure is fast, painless, and comfortable for a patient. A special kind of anaesthesia is applied, with a “low being administrated”. During examination, the patient is simply asleep and feels no discomfort. A short medication-induced sleep has no side effects after the patient wakes from it.

At the same time physicians have a good opportunity to the examine esophagus, stomach, and duodenum in detail. In case any ulcer, tumour or suspicious areas of mucous coat are detected, a biopsy is performed. Only further histological analysis will confirm or disprove stomach cancer.

The Helicobacter pylori test is made due to the fact that this bacterium can become the reason for a number of diseases: gastric or duodenal ulcers, duodenitis, gastritis, and stomach cancer. We recommend that a stomach screening should be undertaken on a regular basis by people who have already suffered cancer signs such as gastritis, polyps, and chronic ulcers. Screening is also needed for men and women who eat fatty food, tinned food, fried food, smoke nicotine and drink alcohol.