We choose to be vocal about matters that matter. And you know that we always keep our ears on the ground to give you nothing but amazing news. Here’s some updates on the advancements of health services for breast cancer screenings.
First and foremost is none other than the Pink Drive, who pride themselves on the vision to provide a free women’s health service to the medically uninsured in South Africa and to advocate for change in the cancer space, one truck at a time. Their mission is to spread the message that “Early Detection Will Help Prolong A Life,” which is why they host loads of events to educate and assist women to ensure breast health. Be sure to check out their website for a calendar of upcoming drives.
CANSA: The Cancer Association of South Africa
If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved being prone to cancer we recommend that you get checked either way – and soon. Early detection is key to enabling effective treatment and gives you a better chance of recovering. So, if you’re experiencing symptoms that are concerning to you, it is vital to have them investigated by a health professional as soon as possible. Therefore, it is important to know what screening options are available to you, especially if you have a family history of cancer.
Screening & Self-Examination
It is important to detect cancer early by conducting regular self-examinations and going for regular medical check-ups.
See how to conduct self-examinations; look for symptoms to be aware of; recommended age to commence self-examinations, how often to conduct them, as well as recommended medical check-ups here:
- Females – breast and cervical cancer
- Males – prostate and testicular cancer
- Males & Females – skin cancer
Also Get Checked Here!
It is always better to be safe and check up on even the slightest changes to your body. If you’d rather visit a doctor, here are some great places to check out. Get your squad to do it together, because friends that do screenings together stay together.
Centre Of Advanced Medicine
The Centre Of Advanced Medicine is great for a Mammogram. Their services include full field digital Mammography 2D screenings, as well as 3D Tomosynthesis. They stress the importance of technology and how it has given them superior image quality with decreased radiation. For that means better imaging, as well as ease and comfort. Visit this website for further details. Their services also include:
- Dual Energy Whole Body Bone Densitometry: offering comprehensive bone density scanning which includes Vertebral Fracture Assessments VFA/IVA and Advanced Body Composition and Sub region assessment.
- Ultrasound: including colour Doppler for breast, musculoskeletal, abdominal, gynaecological and soft tissue imaging.
Pink Ribbon Breast Screening Centre
The name itself says a lot about the kind of services they provide. Although breast cancer screenings cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer early, which makes it easier to treat. For information on their services be sure to visit http://pinkribboncentre.co.za/.