Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is not just one disease, but many diseases. There are more than 100 kinds of cancer. For more information, visit the PinkDrive website.
PinkDrive NPC recognises that treatable cancers receiving even the basic levels of care, could translate into varying lengths of extended life for the afflicted, when detected and treated early. It’s posture is ostensibly a promoter of health awareness in general, and specifically health education and heightening awareness of gender-related cancers in South Africa.Pink_Drive_Strategic-Profile
Self-Examination of Breast Cancer – How to examine it yourself?
Breast cancer self-examination is the screening test performed by women for early detection of breast cancer. The method involves, the women looking herself in the mirror and observing the unusual change such as lumps, swelling, rashes or distortions. Self-examine is a very crucial procedure as it is an effective means to find cancer at a curable stage.
Cervical Cancer and Pap Smear
The first step in finding cervical cancer is often an abnormal Pap test result. This will lead to further tests which can diagnose cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer may also be suspected if you have symptoms like abnormal vaginal bleeding or pain during sex. Your primary doctor or gynecologist often can do the tests needed to diagnose pre-cancers and cancers and may also be able to treat a pre-cancer.
If there is a diagnosis of invasive cancer, your doctor should refer you to a gynecologic oncologist, a doctor who specializes in cancers of women’s reproductive systems.Cervical_Cancer_flyer
Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate gland. About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.Prostrate_cancer
Childhood Cancer warning signs
Cancer can be hard to detect in children. Children with cancer may experience a variety of the signs or symptoms listed below, many of which are similar to common childhood illnesses. Moreover, sometimes children with cancer do not show any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition altogether that is not cancer.