Full Health Check London: What Will It Test For?

Posted in by Lucy Holl

Worries surrounding Personal Health can interrupt your ability to enjoy yourself and plan for the future. Though you may live a perfectly healthy lifestyle and not be experiencing any symptoms, you should not rule out the fact that there could be something brewing inside you which can cause serious ill-health in the future. However, the good news is that almost all diseases, including cancer, can be prevented or cured by effective screening enabling you to continue living a long and enjoyable life with your loved ones.

Why are full health checks important?

Sadly, cancer kills around 165,000 people a year in the UK per year and I in 2 of us will develop a cancer at some stage. A person’s chances of getting cancer depends on many aspects such as age, genetics and exposure to risk factors, but unfortunately there is no effective means of determining  whether you may be prone to cancer, meaning it can strike unannounced at any time, to anyone, regardless of what risk factors you may or may not be exposed to. Further, most cancers and disease are also symptom-less in the early stages which means they only start to cause symptoms once they have grown by which time it is often too late for a cure.

What preventative precautions can I take?

Though cancer is a major killer in the UK, there are many other diseases with substantial death rates such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease which accounted for almost 11% of UK deaths in September 2020. In almost all cases, if disease and cancer are detected early enough, the chance of curative treatment dramatically increases.

You can practise healthy lifestyle habits such as eating a good diet, maintaining a regular exercise routine, avoiding alcohol in excess and smoking but sadly, adhering to these does not make you immune from disease. At Echelon Health, we strongly believe that prevention is better than cure and we take pride in the fact that we can offer a range of health screenings for the diseases which may be growing inside the body, unnoticed. Our flagship Platinum Health Assessment using a variety of advanced medical scanners together with detailed blood tests, can detect 92% of those conditions which can cause premature death.

Echelon Health’s comprehensive Platinum Full Health Check in London will include the following scans for your full peace of mind:

  • Medical Questionnaire
  • Comprehensive Blood Tests (40+ Parameters)
  • ECG
  • CT Heart
  • CT Coronary Angiogram
  • CT Aorta
  • CT Chest
  • CT Abdomen
  • CT Pelvis
  • CT Virtual Colonoscopy
  • CT Bone Density
  • MRI Brain
  • MRI Carotid Artery Angiogram
  • MRI Cerebral Artery Angiogram
  • Ultrasound Thyroid
  • Ultrasound Testes/Ovaries
  • Digital Mammogram (Women only)
  • MRI Prostate (Men only)
  • Full Body Mole Screen
  • EOS CT upright skeleton
  • Final Consultation

With Echelon Health, you can be assured that because we understand that no single scanner can detect every disease, we have access to the most advanced suite of scanners in the UK to optimally visualise deep inside each of your organs in incredible detail.

To learn more about the common diseases that we can detect, refer to our Body Map which points out the area of the body, what we will test for, and which scan we will use.

Sources

Cancer Research UK: About Cancer

Monthly mortality analysis, England and Wales: August 2020

Echelon Health Home: https://www.echelon.health/

 

 

Lucy Holl