Thursday
August 3
2017

What Common Kitchen Ingredient Can Help Detect Cervical Cancer?

Table vinegar can detect early signs of cervical cancer.

You read that right.

Each year, cervical cancer kills 270,000 women and a third of these deaths occur in just one country: India.

That is why Kathy Vizas, a member of PSI’s philanthropic initiative, Maverick Collective, is supporting a pilot project in Uttar Pradesh, India that aims to make cervical cancer screening and treatment routine.

“What we’re doing is very cheap,” explains Kathy. “Basically, we use table vinegar to do the screening. It’s a recognized method to screen for cervical cancer. In fact, some people think it may actually be better than a pap smear.”

Source: PSI Impact (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Health Care
Tags
cancer, healthcare technology, India, Women