The major cause of cervical cancer is a type of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This HPV virus is got through sexual contact with an infected individual. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the female in the less developed countries with an estimated 445,000 new cases in 2012. In 2012 approximately 270,000 women died from cervical cancer, 85 % of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria.
In Nigeria, the annual cases of cervical cancer are about 14,089 with about 8,240 deaths annually which means that about 23 women die from cervical cancer every day. That is a woman dies of cervical every one hour. CERVICAL CANCER IS A DEADLY DISEASE.
Women from age of 15 years especially people that have become sexually active are at risk.
The good news is that this CERVICAL CANCER is highly preventable and treatable if detected early.
To save your life today all women from 25years to 65 years must go for cervical screening consisting of PAPS SMEAR and HPV TEST every 5 years’
Girls at age of 12 years must receive the HPV vaccine.
With this cervical cancer will be prevented
For your cervical screening visit: PINK ROSE HOSPITALS, STANPOL JUNCTION ABA ROAD, UMUAHIA. 08037446884
This message is from CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH a non-governmental organization
CERVICAL CANCER STORY