Many people fear that dreaded moment of going to the doctors to find out that they have diabetes, cancer or any other horrible disease. But what can be done? It has been shown that catching things early can help to increase the chances of living a long and healthy life.
A good reference is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_diagnosis.
It’s a Sensitive Subject
Many people do not like to approach it or even check for things. It might be out of fear, ignorance, a lack of understanding or one of many other reasons. This stage is way before even spotting an issue or being diagnosed with a problem. So the first step to catching things early is a culture change.
Sitting down with your partner and talking about a disease like cancer and how to check it can lead to you both checking each other and getting that piece of mind that you are both okay. It may be uncomfortable the first time but if you do it regularly it just becomes something you do. That said there are a lot of checks you can do yourself but its more comforting to get your loved one to be involved. A second opinion and reassurance can help you sleep easy.
It is often those who have been involved with diseases that are most stressed about it. If you have watched a family member or close friend go through an awful time you can be expected to stress about it. But it’s how you cope with that stress that is important. Regular checks can help control the stress through a confirmation that you are okay.
Do not do it along
As I started to get to earlier in the article, do not do it alone, get close people involved. It makes things easier and support from a loved one is more valuable than anything else on the market. By having someone involved with you before anything is even wrong gives you that solid bond if something ever did go wrong. You will be much closer and more comfortable about the whole thing.
Knowledge is power and two people can absorb more knowledge than one. Share this and use it to your advantage. People have separate life experience and tend to take things in different ways. By comparing thoughts, ideas and knowledge you can tackle this as a team.
Okay let’s get to what this article is really about, how do we confirm what we have once you have spotted a potential issue? How do we or the doctors really tell if we have a problem? Lots of diseases can be picked up using tests, like those available from companies. These tests scientifically test to see what is going on, for example protein levels in your blood. Doctors or Scientists can then translate these results to see what the problem is or even if there is a problem.
These tests normally have a very high accuracy and have been used many times. This helps gives those looking at the diagnosis the confidence in the conclusion they come to. There are other things used like scans for example to help identify issues. All this different techniques that have been development combine to give doctors the ability to diagnose with confidence.
The Hardest Part
When something like this hits a person it does not just hit them, it hits the whole family and friends network they have. To have a loved one in this place is not nice and very hard to work through. By all pulling together it can help the person in need the most.
No one has it harder than the person with the disease but do not forget those impacted by it. Everyone has to come together to ensure that the person in need gets full support to help them come out the other side smiling.
I think regular checks are essential and without these scientific tests we would all be in a much worse place. There are lots of research centres trying to improve on things, like http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ for example. You cannot support them all but my house hold supports some and if everyone did a little then it amounts to a lot.
I would love to hear your stories and thoughts.
Author Sarah Williams. I love to write and express what I have been through. If any of my experiences can help others then thats my job done. Allways looking to learn more and I love to hear other peoples story.