The Department of Health urged Caraganon women to get screened for cervical cancer as it announced the expansion of its Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunization program as part of its plan to curb the burden of the disease.
Caused by HPV, cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipino women . However, the disease is preventable and treatable.
DOH said early and regular cervical cancer screening such as pap smear or visual inspection of the cervix using acetic acid plus vaccines are the key ingredients to combat cervical cancer.
As part of its National Cancer Prevention and Control Program, the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH 13) spearhead this year’s commemoration of Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month with the theme “Babae, Mahalaga Ka! Magpa-Screen, Now Na!” By CLC