Lift your Skirt for a Pap Smear
The Singapore Cancer Society raises awareness for cervical cancer and invites Singapore women to free pap smear screenings in May 2013. Each year, 200 women are newly diagnosed with the preventable disease and 70 die from it.
Colorectal cancer awareness campaign from Scotland.
“Here’s a little ditty called ‘The Poo Song’ telling all older folk to test their poo. http://bowelscreeningtest.org
9 out of 10 people survive bowel cancer if caught early but the early signs are often hidden. So, tell your mum, dad and your second Uncle Vlad to take the test.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland and the risk getting it increases with age. That’s why the test is posted through every 50-74 year old’s door once every two years. If anyone you know is that age, show them this video and get them to test their poo.”
See GIFs and other poo goodies at: http://thepoosong.com
Hear the song on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/leithrecords/t…
(From NHS Scotland and Healthier Scotland, Scottish Government)
Love Your Butt Awareness Campaign -Chris4Life has launched a creatively cleaver awareness campaign commercial to encourage people to open up and talk about their bottom. The Love Your Butt campaign was created for Chris4Life by DC based creative agency Hugo Creative. The campaign will run on TV, print, online, public transportation and radio across various markets and demographic areas across the country. Ever wonder how many words are out there for the word butt? www.loveyourbutt.org
Cervical Cancer Screening in Zambia. HIV positive women are at a higher risk of developing cervical cancer, so finding low cost, effective screening methods like the acetic acid (vinegar) swab are important. This blog has previously posted on a similar program in Botswana.
(From PBS Newshour)
Much of the confusion surrounding the benefits of screening comes from interpreting the statistics that are often used to describe the results of screening studies. An improvement in survival—how long a person lives after a cancer diagnosis—among people who have undergone a cancer screening test is often taken to imply that the test saves lives.
But survival cannot be used accurately for this purpose because of several sources of bias. Lead-time bias is one of them.
The infographic below depicts the benefits and harms of PSA screening for prostate cancer. The estimates appeared in the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, published July 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The estimates were based on 13- and 11-year follow-up data from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial and the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer. According to the two trials, the best evidence of possible benefit of PSA screening is in men aged 55 to 69.
(From the National Cancer Institute Cancer Bulletin)
From NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.