Does The MCU Examination Include Cancer Detection?
In the afternoon, before I had never done an MCU, all I asked was whether the MCU was included in the examination including cancer detection? In fact, what I wanted to check was the presence of lumps that appeared in my neck and breasts. Guess what tests I had to do first about the lump. Thank you
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Examinations about cancer detection are generally not included in routine medical examinations or medical check-ups. MCU examination emphasizes more on things that are general in nature such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, heart, chest X-ray and so on which are more commonly encountered.
Even if there is an emphasis on certain examinations, that is when the person expresses certain complaints as well. Which if it turns out that these complaints require a special examination, you will be encouraged to do a re-examination on another occasion. Of course specifically, each hospital may be able to provide an examination package with completeness and price that varies depending on the facilities available and the personal wishes of the patient, but again in general, the examination is not routinely carried out.
So in your case, with lumps in the neck and breast, we suggest that you immediately consult a surgeon for further examination. Moreover, even if you do an examination at the MCU with the complaint, it is likely that the treatment will still have to wait for the examination of a specialist doctor, considering that the MCU is usually handled by a general practitioner. Your condition can be caused by enlarged lymph nodes, uncontrolled growth of fat tissue, tuberculosis infection, salivary gland stones, the effects of hormonal changes, and cancer. In some cases, even to distinguish between these conditions requires additional investigations in the form of biopsies that are already very specific to the disease. So once again it is very important for you to check yourself immediately.
Meanwhile, there is no need to panic excessively and just maintain your health by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Avoid cigarette smoke and alcohol, stay away from stress, maintain ideal body weight, take regular breaks, and don't consume drugs without doctor's advice. So, hopefully answering your question.