Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, in association with the Women’s Club, Kharadi, organised an awareness camp on Menstrual issues and Cervical Cancer.
More than 60 women attended the camp. Dr Suvarna Zirpe Gynecologist and a Fertility specialist, Motherhood Hospital had an open interaction session on menstrual hygiene issues and the importance of early diagnosis of cervical cancer.
Motherhood Hospital organised a Pap Smear test and consultation at a very nominal rate to all participants.
Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer. Although, the condition was common in women above the age of 30, nowadays, a rise in the incidence is observed in women in their twenties.
The rise in the number of cases can be due to factors such as multiple sex partners, early age of sexual contact, and viral infection(HPV). Other factors may include unhygienic sexual practices, ignorance about the proper cleaning of the female genitals, paucity of proper toilets, and inadequate bathing facilities.
Dr Zirpe, says, “Menstrual hygiene is vital to keep women healthy worldwide. It is crucial to understand that menstruation hygiene enables women to reach life’s fullest potential.”
“One of the best ways to fight cancer is through early detection. Due to lifestyle modifications, obesity, stress there are more cases of cancer. Through this awareness programme, we are educating women about early detection and awareness. Now, more than ever, women should be concerned about the early detection of cervical cancer, as it is the most common among women all over the world. Thus, a regular screening will greatly increase how successful your treatment may be,” she added.