Bowel polyp rapid home test is important for early detection of colon cancer. This rapid test will allow early identification of potential occult blood or intestinal conditions.
Within Europe colon cancer is third place among malignant tumours among men and women after breast cancer.
Who you should take the bowel polyp detection test every year?
- If you are over 40 years old (both women and men);
- if you have cancer in your family;
- if you have at least one of the following symptoms, you need to test yourself today:
- chronic diarrhoea or constipation, or both;
- abdominal distension, feeling of fullness or gas retention;
- weight loss and loss of appetite;
- for no apparent reason but always having a persistent mild fever (37.2 - 37.5 C);
- pain in the rectum during a bowel movement, or sitting;
Why is it so important to take the bowel occult blood test?
Studies have shown that if colon cancer is detected at an early stage, only 10% of the cases end in death within five years, while cancer detected in later stages has over a 90% mortality rate.
In 95% of cases, bowel polyps or tumours cause the large bowel (colon) cancer and they are often discovered by chance during colonoscopy or a CT colonography. If blood is detected in your stool, you can consult a doctor for advanced studies.
Worried on BREAST CANCER? Be “breastaware”and be on the look out for any changes regularly!
Most women know that they should check for lumps that are out of the ordinary. However there are other changes to your breasts that you should look out for as well, including:
- change in the size or shape of your breast;
- change in the skin – particularly dimpling or puckering;
- change in the appearance of the nipple or a discharge from the nipple;
- breast pain that does not go away after a period;
- lumpy areas or thickening of the breast Most new lumps or other breast changes are not serious and can be easily treated if necessary. The earlier any problems are found, the better the chances. That is why it is important to be “breast aware” and to be on the look out for any changes.
What is breastlight?Breastlight is an aid to breast awareness for women to use at home. It gives you a new view of your breasts by shining a bright red light through the breast tissue. The light, which is perfectly harmless, highlights the blood vessels which normally show up as dark lines.
It’s actually a unique invention for detection of breast cancer. Being part of breast cancer awareness campaign this self-examination device helps in finding the abnormalities in breast and a woman can examine any unusual change in their breasts with frequent sessions that can easily be done at home.
What will you see?
You will see veins and other blood vessels as dark lines in your breast. These are totally normal. Around the nipple you may see a circle of small dots – these are part of your mammary glands. These are also totally normal.
Over a number of months you will learn what your breasts look like when lit by your Breastlight. This internal view will become as familiar to you as the look and feel of your breasts on the outside.
As with all aspect of breast awareness, the important thing is to look out for any changes.
Breastlight has undergone extensive testing in hospitals and at home. It is easy to use and is powered by rechargeable batteries.
Enlightened breast awareness!
Use Breastlight as part of your normal breast awareness routine at home.
Breastlight is not a substitute for the routine breast screening you receive if you are aged 50 or over – we’d strongly advise you to take advantage of the chance to have a mammogram.
If you notice any changes in your breasts you should ask your doctor about them as soon as possible. They will probably be harmless but your doctor will be able to reassure you.
You can also test yourself for other most common cancer diseases with our cancer test kit for women.
The underactive thyroid test shows whether your thyroid is functioning normally and if the cause of this problem may lie in following:
- constant fatigue;
- depressed mood;
- constant chills:
- weight gain;
- dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excessive hair loss;
- menstrual cycle disorders.
Thyroid diseases are very common – according to US data, 12% of the population and 1 in eight women experience thyroid diseases throughout their lifetime.
Why should you take Helicobacter pylori test?
Approximately 80% of the population carries the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, that replicates the mucosa cells and in effect harms the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, therein leading to chronic inflammation. There is a link between these bacteria and the incipience of gastric cancer. Both children and adults may become infected, as it is not possible to vaccinate oneself against the bacteria. If your rapid home test results in a positive result, then there is no need for alarm, as your doctor can prescribe treatment (antibiotics) to eradicate the bacteria.
Who should be tested? Test yourself if you have at least one of these symptoms:
- discomfort and pain in the stomach area;
- loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting;
- tightness in the upper abdomen; continuous unpleasant taste in the mouth