Everyone can be diagnosed with cancer, even if they do not have special medical education. Sometimes it is enough to simply monitor the health and condition of your body, record atypical complaints or suspicious symptoms, as well as follow a universal sequence of actions after the detection of "alarm bells".
The medical sphere of the EU and the USA has a well-developed primary level, which implements a similar sequence of actions among the population. In general, the system is quite simple, but at the same time extremely effective. Its essence is to have a family doctor who knows the full history of the disease and the lives of their patients. Such a friend with a medical education and a cold mind. People turn to him when they have certain medical issues and when there are threatening symptoms. When such a situation arises, the doctor, guided by approved international or national regulations, conducts a diagnosis in order to exclude or confirm the diagnosis of cancer. Everything is simple.
The main trump card of neighboring highly developed countries is the clear actions of doctors. Their activities are very well written and aim to prevent the transition of citizens from the role of taxpayers to consumers of taxes. That is why such states have an extremely high level of the medical industry.
What about our country today? It is a pity, but we still have the status of the most common algorithm of medical care is the following sequence of actions of the patient and the doctor:
- First of all, the patient seeks help from the World Wide Web or a monthly magazine about a healthy lifestyle. It "clearly" provides information with symptoms (which, in some cases, are suitable for hundreds of diseases of various kinds), one hundred percent diagnosis and prescription of drugs.
- More aware citizens go to see their family doctor. But he, limited by the capabilities of the medical institution, determines the diagnosis without basic tests or examinations, based on their own experience, and perhaps simply by intuition, prescribes standard drugs.
Why not refer the patient to a district or regional medical facility, where it is possible to undergo a number of necessary tests? The answer is simple - the fear of losing a patient who brings "gratitude". If the patient has a chronic disease - it's even better, because this "thanks" he will bring constantly, as well as sick.
Do not delay, demand from your primary care physicians clear answers and a clear way to establish or exclude the diagnosis. Bless you!