Cervical cancer awareness week observed to highlight importance of screening

Cervical cancer is one of the largest contributors to cancer deaths in women. Yet, unawareness prevails when it comes to its vaccination and screening; leading to rise in deaths each year due to cervical cancer. January 21 to 27 is celebrated as cervical cancer awareness week

Cervical cancer awareness week observed to highlight importance of screeningThe high mortality rate from cervical cancer globally could be reduced through a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, early diagnosis, effective screening and treatment programmes. There are currently vaccines that protect against common cancer-causing types of human papilloma virus and can significantly reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent […]