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What Is Check-Up?

Check up; It is a health service that covers all diagnostic and examination applications carried out for the purpose of evaluating the general health status of people, clarifying the risk factors for diseases, control and management of existing health problems. Depending on various parameters such as the age of the person applying for check-up, additional diseases, risk factors; The health status of the person is evaluated by using certain screening tests. If necessary, the patient can be referred to other tests, lifestyle changes can be suggested or treatment can be started..

How To Check Up?

First of all, a detailed history is taken from the person who applied for the check-up, and the general health status of the person; Diagnosed diseases, if any, treatments received or previously received, and family health history are learned. Then, a detailed physical examination is performed and the findings, if any, are recorded.
During the physical examination, values such as blood pressure, pulse, and respiration are measured, as well as specific system examinations such as cardiological examination in heart check-up scans or neurological examination for the evaluation of the nervous system in brain check-up scans. A breast examination in women or an advanced prostate examination in men can be added to the physical examination as part of a check-up.

What Tests Are Performed In Check Up?

As part of the routine check-up, in order to determine the general health status of the people;

  • Complete blood count (hemogram),
  • Complete urinalysis,
  • Blood lipid (blood fat and cholesterol) levels,
  • Lung X-ray,
  • Electrocardiography,
  • Thyroid function test is examined.

 In addition to the aforementioned routine tests, tests such as antibody tests for hepatitis, HIV or infectious in the vaccination program, bone screening for osteoporosis, mammography and pap smear test for women over 40 can be included in the check-up.

What Does Check Up Cover?

“What to look for at check up?”  The answer to the question is among the questions that are curious.  In the check-up process, detailed examinations and examinations are applied for the following health problems:

  • Hypertension,
  • Diabetes (diabetes),
  • Cerebrovascular diseases,
  • Heart diseases,
  • Eye diseases,
  • Immune system diseases,
  • Obesity and high cholesterol,
  • Liver and kidney diseases,
  • Lung diseases,
  • Infectious diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, measles,
  • Bone resorption (osteoporosis),
  • Large intestine (colon) cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer types such as cancer of the cervix (cervical) cancer
  • Thyroid gland diseases,
  • Psychiatric disorders such as depression.

How Long Does Check Up Take?

As a result of the detailed physical examination and evaluation performed during the check-up, necessary blood and scanning tests are planned. After the blood tests are sent to the laboratory and the relevant scanning tests are taken, the results are expected. As a result of the final evaluation made by the physician together with the results of the examination, the person is informed about his/her health status. This process is usually be done on the same day, within a few hours depending on the intensity of the tests. However, some check-ups may take longer to complete, depending on the planned examinations.

When Will Check Up Results Come Out?

Blood tests planned for check-up are usually concluded within a few hours. The duration of imaging and pathology examinations can take place in a wide range from a few hours to a few days, depending on the examination. Results and reporting of tests such as mammography, pap smear or computed tomography may take a long time.

When Should We Have Check Up ?

Depending on the presence of risk factors related to parameters such as the person’s health status, co-morbidities, age and gender, it is recommended to perform check-up screenings within certain periods. Especially in people younger than 50 years of age, check-up screening every three years is beneficial for the prevention of chronic diseases before they develop, early diagnosis and effective treatment. Since the incidence of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis increases in adults aged 50 and over, it is very important to repeat the screenings for these diseases every year.

How Much Does Check Up Cost?

Since the tests of blood, scans and pathology examinations applied in check-up scans may change according to the person, check-up prices may also vary.  In particular, full check-up prices, which include cancer screenings, additional tests for chronic diseases and qualified scaning methods, may be higher than routine check-up scans.  Again, depending on the test method used by the laboratory performing the tests, there may be differences in the prices of the tests between hospitals.

Can Check Up prevent Canser?

The most important step in the fighting against cancer is to prevent the disease before it develops, to diagnose the developing cancer early and to start effective treatment as early as possible. For this purpose, screening tests for the diagnosis of cancer in certain risk groups have been planned. It is very important to repeat these tests at certain intervals.

Certain blood tests and imaging methods applied within the scope of check-up provide very important data in the fight against cancer and enable early diagnosis of the disease. If health problems known to be effective in cancer development are detected after check-up, lifestyle changes can be recommended for this. For this reason, it can be said that check-up scanings play a critical role in the fighting against cancer.

 

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