Health tip for females:

October was ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’: Screening for breast cancer is now being advised at a younger age than before, especially when there is a family history of breast cancer. Early detection and intervention can make a huge difference to the prognosis and eventual outcome. Please encourage members of your family and circle of contacts to go for regular check-ups and to discuss guidelines for mammograms with their doctors. You could make a significant difference in someone’s life.


Health tip for males:

The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. If you are 50 and over, you should be having an annual screening blood test for prostate cancer (the PSA test). It is a simple, relatively inexpensive blood test and is also done for free at the local day hospitals. As with many other cancers, early detection and intervention significantly increases the chance of a good prognosis and outcome. Please spread the word to your circle of contacts as you could make a significant difference in someone’s life.