How Early Diagnosis Can Save Your Life
We are all mortal beings, so health plays an important role for us to survive and keep our existence. Early diagnosis plays a crucial factor in the overall health of a person, identifying the prognosis of a particular medical condition earlier like cancer. There is a higher chance of having a successful treatment if there is early detection of illness and disease. There are a lot of possible causes of late diagnosis including lack of awareness about the signs and symptoms of cancer or a particular disease, and delayed appointment. Studies show that early detection of breast cancer (stage 1) among women has a survival rate of 100%. A cancer that is detected sooner has a higher chance to be treated more successfully, this higher survival rate for the patient.
Early detection is important to protect your future well-being and health, allowing a three-week window for all symptoms to have all bases covered. Become aware of different laboratory tests and imaging studies associated with early detection. Some tests have been shown to detect cancer early and to reduce the chance of dying. Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy help in preventing colorectal cancer because they have the ability to detect abnormal colon polyps. People who are at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer are those who are ages 50 and above. To screen for lung cancer, low-dose helical computed tomography is used to lower lung cancer deaths. Mammography can reduce mortality among women ages 40 and above. Reduce the incidence of cervical cancer through Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, allowing abnormal cells to be identified and treated before becoming a full-blown cancer. For those who are high risks for liver cancer, alpha-fetoprotein blood test is used in detecting liver cancer early. Blood test and CA-125 test helps in determining and diagnosing ovarian cancer.
Whatever are your lifestyle, diet, and activities, early detection is an important factor to maintain overall health and well-being, that is why the health sector of the government is really persevering towards their programs. There are many benefits that early detection can provide to a lot of people including patient empowerment, reduced hospitalization costs, more appropriate and accurate treatment, possibility of reversing symptoms, more treatment options available, and helping your family take care of your needs better. Don’t hesitate to undergo early diagnosis because this is for your future and your family’s future. We can be happy knowing that we are able to detect medical problems early, so we can undergo the appropriate treatment, and becoming a empowered individual. Now you can become healthier and stronger through early diagnosis. We have a lot of information available about prevention of cancer and one way to prevent it is through early detection.