- a netbook computer,
- a USB fingerprint reader (from Digital Persona),
- and a GSM modem that uploads the visitation logs (via SMS) to a central location.
Most of my patients that participated in my public health project had wither dementia, Alzheimer's or were frail and sometimes immobile. They would forget their surroundings, spouse name and even getting a regular medical checkup was a challenge. These women, when asked to go for cervical cancer diagnosis, opted out and never showed up. Most of these tests are widely available but are uncomfortable and invasive. Patients are also not keen to go for them unless indicated.
1 in 5 cancer patients across the world experience delay in diagnosis and, it holds true for cervical cancer as well. Cervical cancer is diagnosed more frequently at more advanced stages.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is responsible for 90 percent cases. However, all women infected with this virus will not develop cervical cancer. …