Are You Too Embarrassed To Go To The Doctor?
Hormones, reproductive organs, puberty, childbirth, menopause and increasingly cancers. Women in the UK are not doing themselves any favours. The good news is, generally speaking, women know their own bodies well and when something is not quite right and persists for a while, it gets noticed.
The bad news is, embarrassment, leading to inertia, getting used to the symptoms and failing to do anything about it.
In the case of the Big C, this is killing women unnecessarily in the UK. Early awareness of symptoms is critical when it comes to cancers of the reproductive system, or gynaecological cancers, as they are also known.
Women generally believe that cervical cancer is caused by promiscuity. If you are too embarrassed to go to your doctor, ask to see the nurse, or, write a note and give to either one of them. And if a pelvic examination is too difficult for you (for a variety of reasons), say so! Write another note! They won’t mind and it could save your life.
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