The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) in Edo, has organised free breast and cervical cancer screening outreach for women for early detection of the disease.
Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin, the President of MWAN Edo chapter, made the disclosure during an awareness programme on Breast, Cervical and prostate cancer held in Oredo, Benin.
She described cervical cancer “as a malignant tumour of the cervix and the lowermost part of the uterus.
“When cervical cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus which connects the vagina to the upper part of the uterus.
“Cervical Cancer is the easiest gynaecologic Cancer to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-ups.
“A PAP smear test is a test to detect if a woman has cervical cancer.
“Women go for a PAP smear regularly in order to avoid cervical cancer.
She said the association was committed to ensuring improvement in the standard of healthcare so as to achieve a “no cervical cancer and breast cancer in society.”
“Due to recent cases of cancer, MWAN decided to visit Oredo primary health care to create awareness for regular checks for breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
“MWAN would visit at least 18 local government areas of Edo in order to create awareness about cancer and how it can be prevented,” she said.- PMNews