Charnock Healthcare Institute organized a Cervical Cancer Awareness session, on the occasion of International Women’s Health Day. Cervical cancer is one cancer type which is a grave threat to women’s health in urban and rural India. Cervical cancer is the cancer of Cervix. Cervix is the opening (mouth) of uterus.
Dr. Dibyendu Banerjee, Consultant, G & O, Charnock Hospital shed some light upon the cause prevention and symptoms of this disease in the event.
- The cervical cancer is no 2 cancer in both urban and rural Indian. Every 8 minutes one Indian woman dies due to cervical cancer.
- The incidence rate rises in 30-34 years age group and peaks at 55-65 years. Cervical cancer affects women at the prime of their age.
- It is estimated that cervical cancer will occur in approximately 1 in 53 Indian women during their lifetime and accounts approximately 6–29% of all cancers in women
Most Cervical Cancers are preventable with a comprehensive program of education, awareness, screening, treatment and vaccination.
Effective interventions against cervical cancer exist, including screening by PAP smear test for and treatment of pre‐cancer and invasive cancer.
Vaccination against Cervical cancer can be given to anyone between 9-45 years. Best time is before sexual debut (at early age).
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