THOUSANDS of people died unnecessarily in 2014 because they didn’t go for simple routine health screening tests.
Thousands more will die in 2015. Make sure you and your loved ones are not among them by starting the year with some essential routine health screening tests.
That is the message from Medcare, the British GP practice on the Costa Blanca in Benijofar and Alfaz del Pi.
Medcare’s Dr Hussain said: “Tragically, too many people continue to die unnecessarily because disease is detected far too late for want of a few simple tests. Many British expats on the Costa Blanca seem to be particularly vulnerable because of language barriers or ignorance of health screening available means they are even less likely to attend for tests.”
Routine health checks and early diagnosis can stop some of the biggest killers from claiming lives including heart disease, prostate cancer, cervical cancer and breast cancer. Medcare is therefore urging everyone to see their GP to find out what screening is available.
Anyone who is not registered under the Spanish system or prefers to see a private British GP can go to Medcare for health screening. Throughout January the medical practice is offering half-price health screening to encourage as many people as possible to undergo these important checks.
The Medcare health check includes screening for cervical, breast, bowel and prostate cancer. Comprehensive blood tests will be performed and patients will be screened for many conditions, including diabetes, liver and kidney disease, anaemia, infection, bowel cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and thyroid problems.
Patients will also receive an ECG, BMI check, skin cancer and mole check, dental examination, chiropodist foot check and osteopath body alignment check.
“Even if you feel well, you don’t know what is going on inside your body so health screening is essential for everyone,” stressed Dr Hussain. “Over the years our health checks have saved many lives as patients have discovered they have the early stages of diseases. It is not easy finding out you have a life-threatening illness, but not finding out will almost certainly be a lot worse.”
Getting a health check could be the most important thing you do in 2015. Don’t waste time, visit your own GP or book your half-price Medcare Health Check for January by calling 966 860 258 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You could save more than just money.
Call 966 860 258