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Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

If you’re well past the age of 12, you’re probably not spending too much time thinking about HPV—you got the vaccine or you didn’t, so you’re either safe or not, right? Not so fast—an HPV vaccine isn’t a “get out of jail free” card, just like an HPV diagnosis isn’t a death sentence for your […]

These Biker Women Are Saving Lives

These Biker Women Are Saving Lives

Whenever the all-female Nigerian biker group D’Angels hit the streets, people would stare in amazement at the sight of women on motorbikes. So they made up their minds to use the attention for a good cause. Enter the Female Bikers Initiative (FBI), which has already provided free breast and cervical cancer screening to 500 women […]

‘Early Sexual Involvement Puts Girls At Cervical Cancer Risk’

‘Early Sexual Involvement Puts Girls At Cervical Cancer Risk’

YOUNG girls, especially schoolgirls, who engage in sexual intercourse, should have a second thought after findings by health experts showed that they are at risk of getting cervical cancer in the future. Addressing a cancer screening camp at Machame Hospital here recently, the Head of the KCMC Referral Hospital’s Cancer Care Centre (KCMC CCC), Dr […]

Little Known Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer You Should Watch Out For

Little Known Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer You Should Watch Out For

We hear all about the symptoms of breast cancer on a regular basis, but there’s another type of cancer that is common in women: cervical cancer. According to Cancer.net, “Cervical cancer begins when healthy cells on the surface of the cervix change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor.” According to […]

Bill Gates Support For Fight Against Cancer Among Women

Bill Gates Support For Fight Against Cancer Among Women

AS cases of cervical cancer increase, screening services with existing family planning clinics can increase access to the services and treatment. Marie Stopes Tanzania Country Director, Anil Tambay, made the remarks in Dar es Salaam yesterday to mark the end of the Bill and Melinda Gates cervical cancer screening and preventative therapy project. Mr Tambay […]

Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer As Top Women Illness In Ethiopia

Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer As Top Women Illness In Ethiopia

Breast cancer is becoming the most prevalent illness among women in Ethiopia replacing cervical cancer, says specialist in the field. Dr. Bogale Solomon , specialist in cancer treatment and member of Ethiopian Medical Association says young women are becoming the victims of the disease. For instance in case of Addis Ababa the breast cancer is […]

First Lady Urges Malawi Women To Go For Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Urges Malawi Women To Go For Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has emphasized the need for all women in the country to under go cervical cancer screening as a precaution to ensure that they are free from the disease and attain early treatment. Speaking during Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’s Zokonda Amayi Macheza programme in Mzuzu on Saturday, she said women will lose nothing […]

Cervical Cancer Cases On The Rise

Cervical Cancer Cases On The Rise

 Cases of cervical cancer are increasing at an alarming rate in the region, the latest statistics show. The statistics released by a non-governmental organisation, Tanzania Youth Alliance (Tayoa), yesterday, indicate that there is a steady increase in reported cases of the disease. In February 2014, over 10,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in Mwanza […]

Tanzania: Women Urged To Screen For Cervical Cancer

Tanzania: Women Urged To Screen For Cervical Cancer

Women are being urged to go for regular check-ups for cervical cancer. The majority of cervical cancer-related deaths occur in developing countries including Tanzania. The Medical Officer In-Charge of Bukombe District Hospital Dr Nyamuhanga Range said Monday that many women suffering from cervical seek treatment when it is too late. “Cervical cancer takes a long […]