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 […]

Effective screening is of utmost importance to diagnose cervical cancer

Early detection of any type of cancer is vital. Early detection of cervical cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. There are two major components of early detection of cervical cancer: education to promote early diagnosis and screening. Recognising possible warning signs of cervical cancer and taking prompt action which leads to early diagnosis

Effective screening is of utmost importance to diagnose cervical cancerEarly signs and symptoms of cervical cancer Irregular, intermenstrual (between periods) or abnormal vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse back, leg or pelvic pain fatigue weight loss loss of appetite vaginal discomfort or odourous discharge single swollen leg. Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods. Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual. […]