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Every year, 250,000 women die of cervical cancer, a disease that could still be cured if discovered in time. Now they have found a new, inexpensive, and simple method for screening women in a wide range of developing countries.Hair examinations are worth taking seriously - many campaigns in Hungary also call attention to them. In the case of cervical cancer at home, this is usually the case: see when you have an order in the crib or sign up for a private placement; we get in the car, take the bus and go to the office where the doctor takes an ointment for the PAP test, the ointment goes to a lab, there is a pathologist examining it, and after a couple of weeks the result is there.
This is a simple routine if we come to regular screening. But let's train ourselves in a remote African country or just in a Thai village! How can this complicated and costly procedure be carried out if there is no doctor in the village, if women who return to agricultural work after the examination are incapable of reporting a positive result, and have no chance to report it to the laboratory?
Of course, this is not the only health problem that needs to be solved in the developing world, but we have found it (too)! In the 1990s, a simple procedure was developed at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which was approved last year by the WHO. They believe that this will reduce the number of women who have lost their lives in the cervix worldwide. Currently, 250,000 women die of this disease every year, 85 percent of them in poor or middle-income countries.
There is also a miracle cure for the change in our kitchen cabinet or on our shelf: let the vinegar show the grilled state to the skilled nurses! If acetic acid (virtually food vinegar) is applied to the cervix, the cancerous cells become white in color. This occurs within a few minutes, and when the tumor detects this change, it is immediately frozen by freezing. Although liquid nitrogen freezing is difficult to access, but in the age of carbonic acid, a canister of carbon dioxide can easily cool the metal probe used to freeze the problem area. This causes a sensation that lasts for one to two days, but after that, the patient being tested may disappear without further action or re-appointment.
The VIA / cryio procedure, known as the PAP test, is more accurate than the PAP test, but moreover a positive year. However, the intervention is not a problem in these cases, apart from the unpleasant sensation.
One of the main test areas of VIA / cryo in Thailand, where the royal family, who had previously lived and researched in the United States, wanted to adopt an accepted method. The charismatic lady, dr. Kobchitt was reading Limpaphay on the results of Johns Hopkins University, where he visited dr. Blumenthal, the leader of the research, asked him to introduce him to the method in Thailand. He persuaded the conservative Thai college of women to remove the PAP test for VIA / cryo, and the parliament to arrange for health-related changes (not to treat).
In Thailand, the method is perceived to be not a low-cost benefit for poor people, but to make the best use of available resources in a country where the country has a large, growing area. Many countries are participating in the program, and the requesting countries are also the main focus of the Grounds for Health Foundation, which protects them.
Forrбs: Donald J. McNeil Jr. (2011): Fighting cervical cancer with vinegar and ingenuity. The New York Times, September 26, 2011