A new study published in The Lancet medical journal finds a simple and cheap cervical cancer test.
The test uses common household items: vinegar, cotton gauze and a halogen light. The simple test can be preformed by a nurse or a trained practitioner. And it can save millions of women, particularly in the poor countries where existing tests like PAP smears are to expensive for the vast majority of the population.
The new test involves simple swabbing of the cervix with vinegar. The cervix is held open with a speculum and simply swabbed with cotton gauze soaked in vinegar. Pre-cancerous lesions begin to turn white after about a minute and can be seen with the naked eye, or under a bright halogen light (or any bright light source). Read more
Friday, October 19, 2007
New Cervical Cancer Test: Vinegar Not Vaccine
A new, simple, cheap alternative to PAP smears has been discovered. How soon can they make the test available in a home remedy kit?