Health Hint! – Early Detection Signs: An Introduction

Jan 19, 2022

Federated Health Charities’ mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all Ontarians by supporting 21 different health charities providing critical services to those experiencing, or affected by, illness.  We believe education and prevention are key parts of supporting the health of our communities.

So our weekly Health Hint series strives to provide tangible and easy to implement hints and tips on how to maintain your health, prevent disease, and enjoy increased quality of life.  Check out our latest Health Hint which is the first article in a new series called Early Detection.

This series will highlight some of the early detection signs for many of our 21 illnesses to work towards earlier diagnosis and more favorable treatment outcomes.  We hope you find it helpful.  If you would like to join our efforts to support the health of Ontario, please consider a donation to Federated Health Charities. 

Did You Know?

Did you know that in the US, Breast Cancer screening technology has reduced the mortality rate of breast cancer by 40% since 1990? That’s right! This is because mammograms (breast screening technology) can identify early detection signs of breast cancer. As a result, we can then help with making cost-efficient and easy treatment plans as soon as possible. This can then contribute to treating the illness before it’s too late.

Similarly, we can identify early detection signs in mental and chronic illness patients to diagnose and treat them as soon as possible.

The Importance of Early Detection Signs

Recognizing the early signs of an illness can be advantageous in terms of

  • Understanding the illness and forecast the symptoms and behavior of the individual
  • Quicker action: saving time!
  • preventing complications and worsening
  • A greater chance of survival (In some cases)
  • & more!

The impacts of early detection vary from illness to illness. However, the end goal is to make the treatment process as easy as possible while preserving the well-being of the individual. 

What Can You Do?

On your part, you can learn about illnesses and familiarize yourself with their early detection symptoms and prevention tips. Some of the 21 illnesses we support are ones that begin to show themselves through early symptoms, whether that be in childhood or throughout someone’s life. We are launching a series called Early Detection and in the following articles, you will have the opportunity to learn about the 21 illnesses supported by Federated Health, as well as their corresponding detection symptoms.

We hope you enjoyed our latest Health Hint and stay tuned for more articles in this series.

Written by Shiyami Selvapavan


References

https://www.carti.com/health-insights/screening-and-early-detection-saves-lives/

https://www.alzheimer-clarity.info/en/why-early-detection-important

https://www.jupitermed.com/news-press-releases/2020/june/the-importance-of-early-detection/


Articles of interest

Health Hint! – Wisdom tooth impaction and early detection signs

Health Hint! – Head and Neck Cancers

Health Hint! – Intersection of Mental and Physical Health: Depression/Anxiety as a result of Physical Ailments

For general questions, please contact:

 

Sarah Wood

Executive Director
tel: 437-925-6227
email: sarah.wood2@ontario.ca

 

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