It is not what we eat, but it is what’s eating us!
According the World Health Organization, screening is an important part of our well-being. It is denoted as the use of simple tests across a healthy population in order to identify individuals who have the disease, but do not yet have symptoms. Examples include breast cancer screening, using mammography and cervical cancer screening, using cytology screening methods, including pap smears. Screening tests do not diagnose a patient with cancer or any form of illness; however, it helps to identify any abnormalities in our tissues, so we can make the requisite adjustments and get the necessary treatment. Therefore, itâs important that while we engage in healthy eating habits, we visit our doctors and do the necessary checks.
Too often many resort to the clichÃ© “if me bin knowâ and when diagnosed may find themselves experiencing a state of hopelessness and helplessness. But donât be dismayed, there is good news and all is not lost; but we must change our attitude towards health care (screening) lest this attitude eat us at the core.
Let us therefore aim to be proactive; take responsibility for our health, get all the needed information, so informed decisions can be made which will, in the long run, add to the quality of our lives.
Kevan Glasgow (PRO)
SCORCH Cancer Support Foundation.