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THE PAP SMEAR : FREE SCREENING FOR CERVICAL CANCER

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Hello Ladies (and Guys ), If you haven’t noticed this is a new section on the blog and it is a health section where we’ll be talking about well Health ( isnt that so obvious) . Welcome

There is also a new lifestyle section, as a lover of fashion, style, DIY  and decor , i simply cant let that gift go to waste.So good things are coming loves, better things.

 

So the other day i had a sleep over at my friends place and well being medical students and being women, my friend brought up the cervical cancer topic. Having witnessed the loss of a loved one , i was keen than ever to listen . So lets break that down .

what is cervical cancer?

The body cells are of a certain type of shape depending on what they do . So an abnormal change in this structure or rapid growth or multiplication is basically what cancer is . When this cancer occurs in the junction between the vagina and the uterus called the cervix, it is what we call cervical cancer.

Why is cervical cancer such a burning issue?

Being caused by HPV virus,HPV is estimated to be the among  common sexually transmitted infection. In fact, by age 50 approximately 80% of women have been infected with some type of HPV. The majority of women infected with the HPV virus do NOT develop cervical cancer.(NCCC)

What are methods of cervical  Cancer contraction ?

 

Causes and risk factors for cervical cancer include human papillomavirus(HPV) infection, having many sexual partners, smoking, taking birth control pills.  Engaging in early sexual contact is also another cause or risk factor because as the genital system is developing from a girls to a woman there is rapid growth and multiplication of the cells and thus making them more susceptible to cancer when infected .

HPV infection may cause cervical dysplasia, or abnormal growth of cervical cells.

 

 

Gracefully , the cevical cancer screening test (called pap smear) is totally free in Tanzania. There is even a campaign for that. For those aged 21 to 30 years it is reccomended to test once in three years and one every year after 30 years. This can stop when you are past 50 .

The attending will have you lie down and take a sample from your vagina and use that to test for presence of cancerous cells.

The test checks for growing cancerous cells in the cervix , it is mildy or not painful at all.

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I have also heard on vaccines given to under 9 year olds and would highly suggest that you encourage your young daughters to get them.

Many mild and moderately abnormal cells will go away on their own without treatment. Removing cells that are pre-cancerous can prevent cervical cancer from developing. If left untreated, pre-cancerous cells may progress to cancer cells, but that can take 10 to 15 years.( arhp)

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I would love to urge you guys to get screened for cervical cancer. Considering the risk it holds, then prevention is way better than cure.

Have a healthy week. Let us build a healthy TwentiesCo community . Do share this with all women and men so they can share with women .

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Any questions or feedback? The comment section is forever open .

LOVE AND HEALTH

Herie

 

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8 Comments

  1. Salma Mohamed

    April 3, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Hlw Herie, kwanza am super proud of you…. en tnx fr the info

  2. Lilian Ɓonus

    April 3, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    How do I prevent….the cervical cancer????

    • forever_herie

      April 3, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      It’s is through avoiding multiple sexual partners, smoking as well as second hand smoke , getting the yearly pap smear test and like all cancers a healthy diet and exercise always help. If you can get a HPV vaccine get one.

  3. Gee

    April 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

    thankyu for this alarming topic…i must schedule appointment for such screening..xoxo

    • forever_herie

      April 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Welcome Gee , you have made a good decision.

  4. forever_herie

    April 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    The pleasure is all mine Irene . Thank you

  5. Vicky

    April 5, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Doctor in making..
    # Bless you

  6. Ikaa

    April 11, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Nice Job Herrie….

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LOSING MY REPUTATION TO AN ADDICTION;LESSONS IN MY TWENTIES

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You know the saying it takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to destroy it, the sad truth about this is it is TRUE.
What if I told you am a doctor well-loved by my patients, have saved lives several times. The first image you will have of me is a well-rounded and respectable man. Well that was me a few years ago. I was the man. I did everything right, straight As, focused, well-mannered. Everyone who knew me wanted to carry me around like a trophy. Currently, I am a recovering alcoholic, I have practically no friends, colleagues barely answer my calls, but it wasn’t always like that, a decade ago.

alcohol addiction in my twenties
One of the most important lessons you will learn in your twenties is we all have our demons. Some it’s an ex who wronged us, others its sex, mine well was alcohol and an ex of course. For most of us, our proper relationships begin at our late teenage years and twenties.

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I met a lady a few years back and unlike the fairy tales,It did not last. Alcohol was my demon and I turned to it as a coping mechanism. I drank so much when my relationship crumbled, I lost a lot of friends and let family members down.
In one year my reputation changed from a hardworking guy to an alcoholic failure. The thing is bad reputations stick more than good ones, I haven’t touched a drink in more than two years, but I still get labeled as such.

Am turned 30 this year, I feel like my twenties have flown by so fast and, yet I have changed and grown a lot. I have had my share of bad days, weeks and months and am I yet to have more. I am aware that I need to develop my coping skills and speak or deal with what bothers me instead of finding unhealthy and destructive coping mechanisms.

So, here’s my take from it all.
Mistakes are a significant part of our twenties and a better off made NOW. There are less people that might be affected by you deciding to use all your money betting on Croatia for a good number of us.

In your twenties learn to reach out to a falling friend. So many times, we see friends failing and we never say a word. Speaking to our circle of support in times of highs and obviously takes a big load of our minds and theirs too.

friendship in alcohol addiction
Success might take twenty years to achieve, don’t feel outdone. Social media is like a highlight reel of or lives. We are not seeing a great deal of the backstage to which we compare ours with.

Another thing is your reputation will NEVER recover, but its alright. People will give you a second chance, they will support you, but will remind you of your faults,  Accept your faults learn what happened has happened.

So, what should you do? Simple, wear your flaws and do not be ashamed of your struggles. Do not try to convince people your flaws aren’t a part of you. Life gets easier when you are open, it might seem tough, but you will cope.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTUALLY GET THEM

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If you are one amazing twenti who seeks out opportunities to learn or seek support for something you do , at some point you have to prove your worthiness of what you are applying or contesting for.

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HOW TO SPOT YOUR TYPE INSTANTLY

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how to know your type love

What kind of a patner do you want?

We often respond to this question by saying,

kind, self motivated , good looking , supportive and more.

When we however meet such people , we may not want them for us.

Sometimes you come to learn this so much later in a relationship.

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This is because the things we mention are usually whats not whos.

They are what the patner is . Not who the patner is.

It is the whos that keep relationships not whats.

And to know who you want , you first should know who you are.

So how do yo know from the begining that this person is your type?
Here are three musts to check

1. CORE ESSENTIALS [things , you cannot tolerate . AT ALL.]
These things instantly tell you who is not for you.

Core essential are red flags that show you that he is against your core values. These are things you cannot trade.

These are not surface things like crooked eyebrows or disorganized teeth.

They are deep things like not being able to stand someone who takes pleasure in the suffering of others or someone who is judgemental and close minded. By knowing these are the things you cant stand, you also realise who you cant stand.

If you go into a relationship you will always feel irritated and mistreated. Because your core values which are who you are, are not harmonised.

2.NON NEGOTIABLES

These are things that actually cause conflicts and even break relationships.
Your opinion on these things is least likely to change over the next years
Both yours and theirs’
These are

Marriage

Kids

Family

Sex

Money

Religion

Marriage
Do you want to get married? how soon?Is the feeling mutual?

Kids
Do you want kids , how many , how soon?
Is he/she thinking the same?

Family
How close are you to you family? Do you like hanging around them too much?
If you are and your patner isn’t one of you will simply need to give in.

Are ready to be the one? Is he/she ready?

Sex
What is your opinion and outlook on sex.
Some want to wait , some do not.

Where do you stand?Are you willing to compromise?

Money
Are you frugal(prefer to save as much money as you can) or generous?( a giver and spender)
If you are all opposites, you may work out but there will be issues and you should all be aware why such issues are arising.

Religion
If your religion is something that is a big part of who you are , then dating/ marrying someone outside your denomination might be as an issue.
Is it a challenge you are willing to face? Are you willing to compromise?

This is a question you should ask yourself for all these things.

If you are willing to compromise , its a green light. If you both aren’t , it is going to be an issue that will arise from time to time.

3.DESIRABLES
These are the whats .

So now you know how we rush to mention the least important things.

They are things like.

I want her to have a big Nyach

I want him to have a car

I want him to be tall

At the core of things like i want her to be independent. Is really I want a woman with whom i can share and not just support.
Its the same when ladies say they want a man with a car. They need a man who is self sufficient.

So it is not the car that they want , it is what brings the car to him & that is ambition and hardwork.

And for the case of Nyach.

Well,That is madness.

That is it twenties . Get to the core of yourselves and have a great time finding & keeping the love of your life.

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