The word “Cancer”  promotes fear among everyone! Most people have been touched by the disease in some way or other either via personal experience or through a relative or friend.

Modern medical advances mean that today, early diagnosis and treatment can result in successful curative treatment of many cancers. In order to achieve this early screening programmes are being widely promoted worldwide in order to identify many different diseases early.   Cancer is no different and can often be beaten if it is identified and treatment started at an early stage.

At the Specialist Medical Clinic, we offer a range of cancer screening tests for men and women. Carried out at appropriate and recommended time intervals, these tests can save lives.

  • For ladies we recommend – 
    • Annual Breast Screening (depending on age and family history) 
    • Annual Cervical screening (smear tests) 
    • Regular Bowel Cancer screening (depending on age and family history) 
    • Lung cancer screening (depending on age, family history and social habits 
  • For men we recommend
    • Annual Prostate Cancer screening (depending on Family history and age) 
    • Bowel Cancer Screening (Depending on family history and age)
    • Lung cancer screening (depending of age, family history and social habits) 

For more information on cancer screening, or to make an appointment, please contact the clinic.

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Your Specialists

Don't judge another (wo)man until you have walked a mile in their moccasins "

(American First Nation proverb)

Mr. David Deardon BM MD FRCS FRCS(Ed)

Chief Executive / General Surgeon & Endoscopist

Areas of expertise

UK Trained Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon, now providing day case General Surgery and Surgical Gastroenterology to SMC

Education and professional training

Trained at Southampton Medical School (BM) 1984. Became a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in 1989. Completed EU Surgical Training in 1990 and UK Surgical Training in 1996. Completed my Doctorate at Manchester University in 1999

Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Over 20 published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals Presented and co-authored a number of scientific presentations at international congresses in Japan, Europe, India, USA and the UK. Accredited as a specialist in General Surgery in 1997 and joined the GMC’s specialist register.

Professional experience

Held consultant posts in Plymouth (Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor), Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals London, Oxford Radcliffe (Honorary Tutor to Green College and involved in the initial development of the highly successful Oxford Pancreas and Non-heart beating kidney transplant programmes), the Western Infirmary, Glasgow (reintroduced the

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Doing exciting things with my family, travelling (to explore cultures and geography); philately, jigsaws and skiing.