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Looking after ‘me’

Prioritise yourself for just 60 minutes…

This October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and whilst not a topic many of us might enjoy talking about, there are some really simple things we can do to help look after ourselves…

Being a parent, your children are your number one priority. So, BUPA want to make sure you aren’t forgetting to put yourself first when it comes to your health. Their Female Health Assessment makes it easier to find time for those vitally important breast and cervical cancer checks – at a time and place to suit you, in under one hour.

Proactively checking for cancer could help to prevent it

Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms and your family history isn’t anything to worry about, regular checks are crucial to helping detect cancer as early as possible. Or quite simply for peace of mind. Whatever your results, your doctor will help plan your next steps, so you feel supported to move forward faster.

Do you know how to check yourself at home?

BUPA’s recent survey found that nearly one quarter of women don’t know how to check their breasts for signs of cancer**. Your doctor will demonstrate this during your assessment, explaining some of the common symptoms, so you’re confident you know you’re doing it correctly.

Common symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • a new lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast
  • a change in the size or shape of one or both breasts
  • bloodstained discharge from either nipple
What’s included with a Female Health Assessment?
  • Total time: 60 minutes
  • Discounted Price: £315 (normally priced £394)
  • Breast examination
  • + add a mammogram for £104 if you’re over 40***
  • Cervical smear
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and High Vaginal Swab (HVS) tests depending on age and medical history
  • Blood tests to check for raised cholesterol and anaemia
  • Urine test to check for diabetes and kidney issues
  • Up to 30 minutes with a doctor (ask to see a female if you prefer)
  • 12 months’ access to our 24/7 Anytime HealthLine to speak to a nurse

* Source: www.cruk.org/cancerstats, Cancer Research UK, 2015*

**Based on an internal Bupa survey of 1,600 women aged 16 and over, August 2018.

***Discount is not appilcable to Mammograms.

Terms and conditions:

*This offer is only available to persons aged 25 years and over. This offer is only available to customers arranging to book and pay with Bupa directly and not as part of their benefits under an employer’s group policy or trust. The 20% discount will be applied to Female Health Assessments. The offer is only available if booked by 31 October 2018 (inclusive) and attended by 31 December 2018 (inclusive). Discount to be applied to bookings made over the phone only. Appointments are subject to availability. Bupa reserves the right to cancel, suspend, amend or withdraw the promotion at any point. The offer is non- transferrable, has no cash value/alternative and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Bupa heath assessments, GP services and Musculoskeletal services are provided by Bupa Occupational Health Limited. Registered in England and Wales No 631336

Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London EC2R 7HJ 223


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