Vine­gar Aids in Can­cer Di­ag­noses

Reader's Digest (India) - - Mednews -

A low-cost, easy-toob­tain vine­gar so­lu­tion was one of the keys to im­ple­ment­ing a suc­cess­ful cer­vi­cal can­cer screen­ing pro­gram in Mum­bai, where Pap smears are not a vi­able op­tion for many, ac­cord­ing to Dr Suren­dra S. Shas­tri of the Tata Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal. In­stead, the vine­gar so­lu­tion, which when ap­plied to the cervix by trained health work­ers, can pin­point ab­nor­mal cells, could save as many as 72,000 lives an­nu­ally in na­tions with­out re­sources to of­fer other forms of cer­vi­cal can­cer screen­ing.

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