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‘Cancer Affecting More Young Women’

‘Cancer Affecting More Young Women’

Cervical cancer is increasing every year and is mostly developing in women aged between 20 and 24, yet normally the peak period is around 35 to 40, the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) has said. Speaking during a virtual meeting held last week focusing on cancer, the Information Research and Evaluations officer at the Cancer […]

First Ladies Lament Setback in Anti-cervical Cancer Campaign

First Ladies Lament Setback in Anti-cervical Cancer Campaign

Nigeria’s target to achieve cervical cancer elimination by 2030 as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), may no longer be feasible. This is because of the non-availability of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which the federal government planned to introduce into the routine immunisation programme for the elimination of cervical cancer among the […]

40 Million Women In Nigeria At Risk Of Cervical Cancer, Says Minister of Health

40 Million Women In Nigeria At Risk Of Cervical Cancer, Says Minister of Health

Why FG can’t implement prevention, control plan now, he explains Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Friday, raised the alarm that a total of 40 million women in Nigeria from the age of 15 years and above were at risk of developing Cervical Cancer. This was even as he said the National Strategic Plan for […]

Orange Liberia Supports The Screening Of 7,000 Women Cervical Cancer

Orange Liberia Supports The Screening Of 7,000 Women Cervical Cancer

In celebration of International Women’s Day which was recognized internationally on 8th March 2020. Orange Liberia, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department, launched its sponsorship of local Liberian NGO Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL) in their efforts to prevent, detect, and treat very early stages of cervical cancer in Liberia. This initiative, which is […]

Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world. Kenya officially launched its HPV vaccination program Friday in the coastal town of Mombasa. The vaccine […]

Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer In Malawi

Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer In Malawi

Malawi officials say the country has the world’s highest rate of cervical cancer, but only two oncologists serving the nation of 17 million people. In an effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths, the government has rolled out a massive vaccine campaign against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. The immunization project […]

Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings

Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings

A new study found an alarming trend in who is getting Pap tests and when. The research, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at women ages 16 and older living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, just 64.6% of women ages 30–65 were up to date with their screenings. Among women […]

What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

Millions of women get a Pap smear or Pap test every year to screen for cervical cancer. (Reminder: The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, which leads into the vagina.) The procedure is simple and is part of a regular visit to a gynecologist. A doctor swabs some cells off of your cervix and sends them […]

Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Needs To Know

Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Needs To  Know

Consider all the strides that have been made fighting cervical cancer, you might think it’s a disease you don’t have to be worry about as much anymore. Decades ago, it was one of the major killers of women of childbearing age in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. But thanks to the development of […]

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 […]

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