Our Commitment to the Community
Medicare Nursing Services, via our clinic located in La Cala de Mijas are committed to the communities we work in and we sincerely believe that prevention is far better than cure.
With care coordination and health education playing a key role in the work that we carry out, we are passionate about working alongside our communities and ensuring that "Prevention and early detection" is key.
We are able to offer clients discounted access to our "Gold Standard" Breast Screening Programme, offering a fully comprehensive process to include:
- mini consultation
- physical examination
- mammogram or ultrasound (sometimes both if appropriate)
- education and training for regular self examination
- translation of results into English
The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is now 1 in 9. Each year there are approximately 41,000 new diagnoses in the UK. Interestingly, the incidence of breast cancer for men is also on the increase with about 300 additional cases diagnosed annually.
Statistics have clearly demonstrated that early detection of breast cancer can improve the outcome. As a result, survival rates from breast cancer have improved in recent years. This is partly due to early presentation and partly from individuals being more breast aware.
The risk of breast cancer increases with age. 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50 although we believe that screening should be available to all women from 18 years of age.
Prostate and Testicular Screening
For men, appointments provides:
- mini consultation
- PSA blood test (prostrate specific antigen protein level)
- education & awareness on testicular self examination
In the early stages, prostate cancer very often has no symptoms at all.
Testicular cancer affects 1 in 500 men between the ages of 15 and 50.
In the UK right now, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with more than 30,000 men diagnosed annually.
Around 10,000 die from it every year, making it the second most common cause of cancer deaths.