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Signs and Symptoms of Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Many symptoms of Lupus mimic those of other illnesses and can come and go over time, making diagnosis difficult. For instance, Lupus is often misdiagnosed as Anaemia.

If you have any of the following Signs and Symptoms, see a Rheumatologist as soon as possible. Lupus can affect any organ system of the body, including the heart, kidneys, lungs, blood, joints and skin. So it is important to detect Lupus early.

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For more information, keep up to date with,

Lupus Foundation of Jamaica

Location: 7 Barbados Avenue, Kingston 5. JA.

Website: http://www.lupusfoundationjamaica.org

Ph: 876-754-8458

Instagram: @lupusfoundationja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical Cancer arises from the cervix due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

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Illustrations of the Location of Cervical Cancer and normal versus abnormal cells. (Photo source: Wikipedia)

Symptoms

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Risk Factors

• Smoking

• Weak immune system

• Birth control pills

• Starting sex at a young age

• Many sexual partners or a partner with many sexual partners

Diagnostic Method

Cervical screening such as a Pap smear, followed by a biopsy.

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Treatment

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Prevention

• Do a Pap Smear Annually

• HPV Vaccinations

• Use condoms

• Be faithful to your partner

Prevention is better than Cure

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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