Health Days 2021

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Overview:

The Cervical Cancer Awareness Week is a rare opportunity to raise awareness of risk factors of the disease, and help protect women from the disease, as well as reducing its dangers on those having it. 
Noteworthy, all women aged 30 years old or more are at risk of developing cervical cancer.

Key Facts:
Cervical cancer develops in a woman's cervix (the entrance to the uterus from the vagina). Almost all cervical cancer cases (99%) are linked to infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV), an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact.
Taking the anti-HPV vaccine early enough is an effective way for the prevention of developing cervical cancer. The vaccine is safe and effective, and it is advisable for females aged 9 - 25 years old, before exposure to the virus which is transmitted through sexual contact.

Objectives:
Make sure that all women at risk of cervical cancer are aware of the ways of prevention, through the following: 
  • Encouraging women aged 25-74 years old to undergo a screening (it’s about time to do so).
  • Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer, and asking for medical advice when necessary.
  • Giving anti-HPV vaccine to females aged 9 - 25 years old.
  • Explaining and clarifying the screening results 
  • Knowing where to get support and more information.
Date:
18 - 24/1/2021
4 - 10/6/1442H

Theme:
 
Smear 

‘Smear’ is the name of a cervical cancer test. The objective of this year’s theme is to focus on what should be followed, and overcome women’s concerns, by highlighting true experiences, and providing reliable information.

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Last Update : 10 January 2022 04:44 PM
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