This senior citizen health package gives a complete overview of your cancer risk and overall health. It identifies early signs of cancer (tumour markers), blood, kidney, liver, cholesterol, pancreas, joint, thyroid health, syphilis and hepatitis screening.
It also includes a bone densitometry scan, rheumatoid arthritis screen, an ECG (electrical heart trace), treadmill stress test, pure tone audiometry, ultrasound abdomen, chest x-ray, hepatitis and syphilis screening.
Correct diagnosis and early detection of cancer significantly improves survivability, treatment success and reduces risk of recurrence or disease progression and reduces mortality. All this aids in helping you take preventative cautious measures to ensure you remain healthy.
Who should get tested?
– Men and women
– Individuals with family history of cancer ( no matter what age)
– Patients with previous cancers ( no matter what type of cancer)
– People with previous heart attacks or any other heart conditions
– People with family history of heart disease
– People with high blood pressure
– Patients on treatment for high blood pressure
– People with high cholesterol
– People who are overweight
– Heavy alcohol intake
– Diabetics or those with borderline diabetes
– People with poor nutrition
What's included in the Senior Citizen Screening Pack at KPJ Ipoh:
▸ Physical Examination by Medical Officer
Pure tone audiometry is a hearing test used to identify hearing threshold levels of an individual, enabling determination of the extent and type of a hearing loss of a patient. This helps your doctor form a diagnosis and treatment plan.
▸ Full Blood Count
This test gives an overview of blood health: highlighting early signs of blood disoders, infection, inflammation and blood cancers.
▸Fasting Blood Sugar
This test tells you how much sugar you have circulating in your body. Higher sugar (glucose) predisposes you to diabetes. If this test is taken alongside a blood test for HbA1C – it can help to diagnose diabetes.
This is an in depth test showing levels of various cholesterols and fatty acids in your blood. High cholesterol predisposes to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This test is also helpful to guide patients on existing cholesterol lowering medication – togauge if they are on adequate medication.
▸ Liver Function Test A
This test gives an overview of liver function: highlighting your body's nutrition status, protein content, liver enzyme function and ability to excrete your body's toxins and waste. It detects any early signs of liver dysfunction.
▸ Renal Profile B
This test gives an overview of kidney health: highlighting early signs of reduced kidney function, body electrolyte content, mineral content and hydration level.
▸ Urine FEME
This test gives a comprehensive overview of your kidney health. Abnormalities can highlight early signs of urinary tract dysfunction, diabetes or liver dysfunction.
▸ ABO Rh Blood Grouping
This test is conducted to categorise your blood type and group, alongside your Rhesus status. It is important to know your blood type to prevent the risk of you receiving an incompatible blood type at a time of need, such as during a blood transfusion or during surgery.
▸ Hepatitis Bs Antigen & Antibody
This test can screen or diagnose for Hepatitis B infection or determine if you are immune. It can also monitor your condition if you have existing Hepatitis.
▸ Thyroid Function Screening
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test gives an overview of thyroid health: highlighting the effectiveness of your body's metabolism. Free thyroxine (free T4) tests are used to help evaluate thyroid function and diagnose thyroid diseases, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. It is usually analysed when thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is abnormal.
▸ Electrocardiogram (ECG)
An ECG (electrocardiogram) records the electrical activity in your heart at rest. This can give insight into your heart rate and heart rhythm. It also highlights irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), previous heart attacks (myocardial infarction), blocked coronary arteries, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart valvular diseases and structural heart defects.
▸ Stress Test (Add On)
An ECG (electrocardiogram) records the electrical activity in your heart. During the stress test, you’ll be asked to exercise, typically on a treadmill, while you’re hooked up to an ECG machine. This can give insight into your heart rate and heart rhythm. It also highlights irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), previous heart attacks (myocardial infarction), blocked coronary arteries, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart valvular diseases and structural heart defects.
Infectious Disease Screening
▸ Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL)
This test is a screening test for Syphilis.
▸ Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)
AFP (alpha feto protein) helps diagnose and monitor treatment for certain cancers of the liver, ovaries or testicles. A raised value increases the likelihood of cancer. Early detection greatly improves response to treatment.
▸ Bone Densitometry
Bone densitometry is an imaging procedure that quickly and accurately measures the density of bone. It is used primarily to detect osteopenia – diseases in which the bone's mineral and density are low and the risk of fractures is increased.
This is a marker used to screen for various autoimmune disease, like Rheumatoid Arthritis, and certain infectious diseases, like Tuberculosis.
▸ Chest X-Ray
Chest X Ray is an imaging test used to help detect abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart and lungs.
▸ Ultrasound Abdomen (Add On)
Ultrasound abdomen is an imaging test used in the assessment of solid organs and fluid-filled structures. It can be used to examine the liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, part of the renal tract, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, major blood vessels and appendix.
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