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Well Women Clinic
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Well Women Clinic

Modern women tend to accord priority to their career and family and as a result, neglect their own health conditions. Some life-threatening diseases that are common to women, such as cervical cancer and breast cancer, show no obvious symptoms at the initial stage and have a recent tendency of affecting younger ages. Other common diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis are also threatening health of women. Regular health check or gynecological examination could enable early detection of the diseases and enhance the rate of recovery through proper treatment.

  • Medical Health Check Plans
  • Registered doctors manage all the health check plans and write reports. Explanation of the reports and individual health counseling are provided by Registered Nurses or Health Maintenance Officers.

    Health Check Items
    Basic (Age:18 - 59) Silver (Age:18 - 49) Diamond(Age:50 - 59) Pine3(Age > 60)
    Personal Habits & Medical History Analysis
    Health Risks Assessment Questionnaire
    Elderly Assessments (Memory, Depression & Fall Risks)      
    Physical Examination by Doctor
    Blood Pressure, BMI and Fat
    Complete Blood Count
    Blood Glucose (Fasting)
    Total Cholesterol
    Blood Lipid Analysis
    - Triglycerides
    - HDL
    - LDL
       
    Renal function (Creatinine)
    Liver function (ALT / SGPT )
    Uric Acid    
    Stool for Occult Blood (2 Samples)    
    Electrocardiogram (Resting)  
    Chest X-Ray 1  
    Cervical Smear 2  
    Written Health Report by Doctor
    Report by Health Care Professional
    Price $700
    (HMPB)
    $1,240
    (HMPF1A-1)
    $1,540
    (HMPF3A-1)
    $1,580
    (HMPF7A)
    (Special fee $890 (HMPF5A))
    Price
    (Excluding Cervical Smear)
    $990
    (HMPF1B-1)
    $1,290
    (HMPF3B-1)
    $1,340
    (HMPF7B)
    (Special fee $760 (HMPF5B))

    1Deduct HK$50 if you choose not to take chest X-ray

    2Charge of HK$340 for adding Cervical Smear into the "Basic Plan"

    3Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Community Geriatric Health Maintenance Programme, the Pine Health Check Plan is only for elderly aged 60 or above holding Hong Kong permanent Identity Card. Offer lasts till 31/3/2018 and is on a first-come- first-served basis. Elderly aged 60 or above may also choose to participate in the plan at regular price if the quota is full.

  • Gynaecological Examination
  •   Standard Premium A Premium B Superior
    Personal Habits and Medical History Analysis
    Blood Pressure, BMI, Fat%
    Risk Assessment for Breast and Cervical Cancers
    Physical Examination of Breasts and Pelvis by Doctor
    Cervical Smear
    Breasts Ultrasound*    
    Mammogram*    
    Report Explanation by Doctor Only for abnormal report
    Price HK$ 460
    (GYN9)
    HK$ 1,250
    (GYN13)
    HK$ 1,400
    (GYN12)
    HK$ 1,960
    (GYN14)
  • Individual Diet Counselling (by registered dietitians)
  • Optional Tests
  • Test Items Price
    Ultrasound Bone Density Test $ 80
    Ultrasound examination
    - Breasts (both side)
    - Liver & Spleen
    - Pelvis
     
    $ 850
    $ 710
    $ 730
    Mammogram $ 1,000
    Mammogram and Breast Ultrasound $ 1,600

    A wide range of optional screening tests are also available. Please view our Medical Health Check Pamphlet for more details.

    Remarks:
    • Ultrasound service is available at Jockey Club Wo Lok Community Health Centre and Jockey Club Tin Shui Wai Community Health Centre.  Please enquire with our staff for details and appointment.
    • Participants will be referred by our doctors to UCN’s Community Health Centres or selected medical centres for mammogram examination if required.

    Common Female Health Problems

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females in Hong Kong and average of 1,000 cases are being diagnosed per year. A woman's risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, with the peak at age 50 or above.

    The causes for breast cancer are not yet fully understood, but it is more common among nulliparous women or women having their first child late. Other risk factors include family history of breast cancer (especially for mother or sisters) and high fat diet.

    Symptoms:
    • Breast lump, changing in shape or symmetry of the breasts, irritation or dimpling of breast skin
    • In-drawing of the nipple, abnormal discharge or bleeding from the nipple
    • Lumps (lymph nodes) in the armpit

    Besides self-examination, women of age from 20 to 40 should seek for examination from doctor on a by-yearly basis. Women of age 40 or above or those who have family history of breast cancer should see the doctor on a yearly basis.

    Doctor will refer suspected cases to have the following checks:

    • Mammogram
    • Breast ultrasound
    • Needle biopsy
    Sources: Centre for Health Protection, DH and Hospital Authority

     

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical cancer is the fourth common female cancers in Hong Kong.  Every year, over 400 women are being diagnosed of cervical cancer and patients are of age from 20 to 70 or above. Though majority of them are aged over 50, data show that more and more younger females are affected by this disease and early intervention is thus the best way to treat it.

    The development of cervical cancer is a series of events starting from abnormal cell changes. The majority of these changes will regress to normal while some may progress to cancer over years. Cancer of the cervix is often asymptomatic at early stage and the most common symptom is irregular vaginal bleeding, such as vaginal bleeding between menstruations or following sexual intercourse.

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is an established cause of cervical cancer. Women who began sexual life early and women with multiple sexual partners have an increased risk of developing cervical cancer. HPV vaccines offer more than 90% protection for women against HPV types 16 and 18 infections and their related cervical precancerous lesions and cervical cancer. Safer sexual practices (e.g. use of condoms, have single sex partner, etc.), a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, and avoidance of smoking can reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

    Regular check-up is also the best way to prevent cervical cancer. Pap Smear is at present the most effective test for detecting early abnormal cervical cell changes. The test only lasts for a few minutes and does not cause pain. Women should have regular cervical smears after they started to have sexual behaviors. If one has checked normal for two consecutive years, then she can choose to reduce the checking frequency to once per three years. Researches show that Pap Smear can help reducing development of cervical cancer by 90%.

    Sources: Centre for Health Protection, DH and Hospital Authority

     

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour in the ovary.  Averages of 200 new cases are diagnosed every year, with majority of the patients being post-menopausal. The causes for ovarian cancer are not yet fully understood, but data show that nulliparous women have 2 times higher chance to develop the disease than those who have given birth to babies before.  Other risk factors include obesity, family history of ovarian cancer, breast cancer or colorectal cancer.

    Ovarian cancer is often asymptomatic at early stage. When the tumor gets big, it will induce symptoms include abdominal swelling and discomfort, frequency of micturition, changes in bowel habits, changes in menstrual pattern and postmenopausal bleeding.

    Sources: Centre for Health Protection, DH and Hospital Authority

     

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis means 'porous' bones. It causes bones to become weak and brittle. Bones weaken when one has low levels of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals in his or her bones. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common among elderly and post-menopausal women or women who have surgical removal of the ovaries. The former being that when people grow older, the remodelling of bone slows down. The calcium in bone tissue is being lost progressively. When the rate of bone loss is faster than that of new bone formation, the bones become thinner and weaker. Women after menopause or have ovaries removed experience as sudden drop in estrogen level which leads acceleration of bone loss.

    Other risk factors of osteoporosis include:
    • Family history of fracture and genetic factors
    • Low calcium intake
    • Inadequate exercise or prolonged immobilization promotes bone loss
    • Small body frame and underweight
    • Suffering from chronic illnesses and takes certain medicines like corticosteroids that may affect bone turnover
    Effective ways to prevent osteoporosis:
    • Have calcium and vitamin D foods
    • Exercise regularly
    • Avoid smoking

    Ultrasound Bone Density Scan & Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometer (DEXA)

    Osteoporosis is a silent disease and patients might not notice until fracture happens. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. The test uses special X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. There are in general 2 types of bone density tests available: Ultrasound Bone Density Scan and Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometer (DEXA). Ultrasound Bone Density Scan can give an initial assessment on one's risk of having osteoporosis, while DEXA is specifically used to measure bone density (normally spin or the hip). Both tests are quick, safe and simple.

    Sources: Centre for Health Protection, DH and Hospital Authority

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