Prevention programs

THE GK CLINIC CONDUCTS STATE HEALTHCARE PREVENTION PROGRAMMES

Dear clients, if you are 40-75 years old and you have noticed changes in your state of health or any kind of medical malaise, please see your family doctor. They will provide you with comprehensive information about the healthcare prevention programme that will suit you best.

 

THE PREVENTION PROGRAMME FOR DIAGNOSIS OF MALIGNANT TUMOURS OF THE CERVIX is financed by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, and the medical check-up is therefore free of charge. The aim of this programme is to reduce the prevalence of malignant cervical tumours in the female population of Lithuania as well as to reduce related mortality rates and conduct early diagnosis of precancerous diseases of the cervix, thus preventing the diseases from developing into cervical cancer.
This programme makes women of a certain age eligible for a free cytological cervix test (PAP test) once every 3 years. The cytological cervical smear test is pain-free. The smear sample is then examined with a microscope.
The test is conducted at the institution at which the patient is registered. If you are 25 to 60 years old and you have compulsory health insurance, we encourage you to make an appointment with your family doctor and a obstetrician-gynaecologist to conduct a preventive check-up for diseases of the cervix.
Preparation for the test: The smear test is not performed during menstruation. The best time to conduct this test is from the 10th to the 20th day of the menstrual cycle. You should not use tampons or intravaginal products, have sexual intercourse or wash the vagina 24 hours before the test.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Regular check-ups reduce the risk of contracting disease.

 

THE PREVENTION PROGRAMME FOR MAMMOGRAPHIC BREAST CANCER SCREENING is financed by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, and the medical check-up is therefore free of charge. The aim of this programme is to determine whether there are any changes within the breast and conduct early diagnosis of precancerous breast changes or breast cancer, thus reducing the prevalence of cancerous diseases in the female population of Lithuania.
This programme makes women of a certain age eligible for a free mammography (radiographic test) once every 2 years.
The test is conducted at the institution at which the patient is registered. If you are 50 to 69 years old and you have compulsory health insurance, we encourage you to make an appointment with your family doctor, who will provide you with all the information you need about how testing is carried out.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
• breast cancer is the most frequently occurring oncological disease among women in Lithuania
• 1200 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year
• 90% of breast cancer cases can be successfully treated if diagnosed on time

 

THE PREVENTION PROGRAMME FOR DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER OF THE COLON is financed by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, and the medical check-up is therefore free of charge. The aim of this programme is to diagnose cancer of the colon in its early stages, during which treatment can still be effective. Diagnosis of the disease is often prevented by the fact that the patient does not feel any symptoms of the disease for a long time, and successful treatment of late stage (IV) colon cancer is impossible.
This programme makes men and women of a certain age eligible for a free faecal occult blood test (lab test) once every 2 years. If necessary, an appointment for consultation with a specialist is made, and a biopsy is performed (a sample is taken) – this is the most reliable method of diagnosis for this disease.
The test is conducted at the institution at which the patient is registered. If you are 50 to 74 years old and you have compulsory health insurance, we encourage you to make an appointment with your family doctor, who will provide you with all the information you need about how testing is carried out.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Preparation is necessary for the colonoscopy (cleaning out the bowels).
The earlier you take the test, the smaller the risk of becoming a victim of this cunning disease.

 

THE PREVENTION PROGRAMME FOR SCREENING AGAINST HIGHER RISK FOR CARDIAC AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE is financed by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, and the medical check-up is therefore free of charge. The aim of this programme is to reduce the prevalence of heart and cardiovascular disease (angina, myocardial infarction, cerebral ischemia/ischemic stroke, stroke, thrombosis of the peripheral arteries) as well as to screen for patients that have atherosclerosis or diabetes mellitus (but do not feel any symptoms) in order to prevent the development of these diseases.
This programme makes men and women of a certain age eligible for free laboratory testing once a year. If necessary, an appointment for consultation with a specialist and for additional testing is made. Risk factors are determined and an appropriate course of treatment is prescribed.
The test is conducted at the institution at which the patient is registered. If you are 40 to 55 years old and you have compulsory health insurance, we encourage you to make an appointment with your family doctor, who will provide you with all the information you need about how testing is carried out.
Preparation is necessary for the blood test (do not eat before the blood test).

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Heart and cardiovascular diseases are linked all over the world to:
• inappropriate lifestyle
• bad nutrition
• smoking
• reduced physical activity
• overweight
• increased blood pressure
• diabetes

If harmful factors are identified and managed, ischemic heart diseases and strokes can be prevented and life can be prolonged.

 

THE PREVENTION PROGRAMME FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER is financed by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, and the medical check-up is therefore free of charge. The aim of this programme is to conduct early diagnosis of prostate cancer because about 50 percent of patients do not feel any of the symptoms of this disease for a long time.
This programme makes men of a certain age eligible for a free test of prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentration in the blood, allowing early stage diagnosis of cancerous disease. The test is pain-free. If the PSA concentration level is identified as higher than normal, the patient will be sent to see an urologist for a prostate biopsy, a reliable test.
The test is conducted at the institution at which the patient is registered. If you are 50 to 75 years old and you have compulsory health insurance, we encourage you to visit a family doctor at the Central Polyclinic, who will provide you with all the information you need about how testing is carried out.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
• prostate cancer is the most frequently occurring oncological disease in the male population of Lithuania
• 2000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year, and this number continues to grow
• treatment of early stage prostate cancer can be effective
• complete treatment of late stage prostate cancer is impossible

 

Age, lifestyle, hereditary factors and other factors influence our health. Use this opportunity to check your health and reassure yourself as well as your close ones.

 

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