Nubia took a trip to a hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand to show us what it’s like and the costs of receiving a mammogram and a gyno procedure abroad. Since October is breast cancer awareness month we wanted to share a few stats.
The American Cancer Society recommends those 40 to 44 years of age should begin annual mammography.
Annual Mammography screenings increase the chance a breast cancer can be detected early before it has the chance to spread.
It’s also important to become familiar with both the appearance and feel of your breasts. Make sure to report any changes as soon as possible to your physician.
A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a screening procedure for cervical cancer.
The best way to find cervical cancer early is to have regular screening with a Pap test. Early detection greatly improves the chances of successful treatment and can prevent any early cervical cell changes from becoming cancerous.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2018 are:
- About 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed.
- About 4,170 women will die from cervical cancer.
- Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife and is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44.
It is estimated that between 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids, although not all are diagnosed.
Most cases are seen in African American women.
So ladies, please get checked regularly your health matters! Also note, when you’re traveling think about tagging a medical visit abroad to your trip. Medical tourism is a huge phenomenon in which people seem to be receiving better treatment at a much lower cost. The entire visit cost 7524 Thai Baht which equals $230.62 USD!
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