Check Your Body’s Status Update for Early Warnings

Sister Mmatlala KgatlaKeeping up with the latest news updates and trends is a common routine for many, however, checking your body’s status update should be even more important as a human body constantly communicates its status. 

With October being Cancer Awareness Month, Sister Mmatlala Kgatla says that people need to constantly observe the changes in their body. 

“Our body communicates when there is an ailment present, and we need to react by visiting the clinic. Knowing what is normal for your body is important because you will be aware of any changes, and be able to identify some early warning symptoms of cancer,” said Sister Kgatla.

There are different types of cancers affecting men, women and children making it critical for everyone to seek medical attention when not feeling well, as early detection saves lives.

The City of Ekurhuleni’s health facilities offer cancer health screening services such as:

  • Pap smears – screening test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer.
  • Breast examinations and guide on how to do self-breast examinations.
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – a finger-prick blood test to help detect prostate abnormalities.
  • Information on cancer warning signs for adults and children.

Next time when visiting your clinic, check your status update and ask your healthcare worker to guide you on the cancer screening services you may need.