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Managing a Chronic Disease

Managing a Chronic Disease

12:58 9th June 2021 | Chronic Disease

Chronic Management Hypertension Diabetes Hepatitis Cancer Asthma

Do you know what chronic disease is? Chronic disease is one that persists beyond 3 months and requires long-term management by a specialist. Examples include diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis, cancer, asthma and others. Chronic disease management is essential in ensuring that disorders (such as the ones mentioned above) do not progress to life-threatening levels.

What You Need to Know About the Pap Test

What You Need to Know About the Pap Test

18:04 8th February 2018 | Common Cancer

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PIn 1920, George Papanicolaou, a Greek doctor, developed the Pap test together with Romanian doctor, Aurel BabeĊŸ.

 

What is a Pap test?

 A Pap test – also known as a Pap smear or smear test – is a procedure that doctors use to test for cervical cancer in women. Women aged 30 to 65 should undergo one every three to five years.

 

It is one of the most essential screenings for women because cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women.

 

Wh...

Cancer: Here are the Leading Cancers in Women, Men and Children

Cancer: Here are the Leading Cancers in Women, Men and Children

07:44 2nd February 2018 | Cancer Control

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Before we look at the leading cancers in women, men and children, let’s look at efforts to spread awareness.

 

February the 4th was declared World Cancer Day. Its origin can be traced back to the first World Summit Against Cancer that was held in Paris (France) in 2000. World Cancer Day is observed worldwide and there is a reason for it. This year alone, nearly 8 million people will die of c...

What You Need to Know About Liquid-based Cytology

What You Need to Know About Liquid-based Cytology

07:38 2nd February 2018 | LBC

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Cytopathology, a branch of pathology, deals with manifestations of disease at the cellular level.

 

Liquid-based cytology is a method of preparing samples for examination in cytopathology.

 

Liquid-based cytology is an alternative to the Pap test (smear test). Both form part of a cervical cancer screening that can also include an HPV test and physical pelvis examination.

 

The goal of a cervical screening is to

check for abnormal cervical cells that ...
What You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

What You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

00:21 7th January 2018 | Cancer in Women

Cervical Health Awareness Month January 2017 HPV Information Centre Cervical Cancer LBC HPV Testing HPV Vaccinations Common Cancer Cytology Test

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to a 2017 fact sheet, released by ICO HPV Information Centre on HPV and Cancer, approximately 14 089 Nigerian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year of which 8 240 do not survive.

Now, more than ever, we would like to encourage women to come for screenings at our Medicentre that could save their lives. We offer the following two tests:

Liquid-based cytologyHPV Testing

We also offe...

What You Need to Know About Human Papillomavirus Now

What You Need to Know About Human Papillomavirus Now

11:46 7th January 2018 | Cancer in Women

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection contracted from skin contact and from vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has the virus. The infected person may not even show signs or experience any symptoms, in fact, symptoms could take years to show after HPV has been contracted.

The most important thing you need to know about Human Papillomavirus is that some types of HPV do not go away and can cause genital warts or lead to cer...

Can Cancer-Hunting Stem Cells Find and Kill Cancer?

Can Cancer-Hunting Stem Cells Find and Kill Cancer?

02:10 9th December 2017 | Tumours

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Glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of brain cancer, is extremely difficult to treat and the survival rate of patients beyond two years is only 30%. These tumours do not have clear borders; instead they have thread-like tendrils that extend into nearby areas of the brain. "So there's no possibility of surgically making sure you get every cell out there," Nader Sanai, director of neurosurgical oncology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in P...

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