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Cervical Cancer: Perception, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice

Dr Neyaz

Cervical Cancer: Perception, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among women and girls in India.

Cervical cancer is global health problem, it is the second most common cancer in Indian women. It is a sexually transmitted disease that results from persistence infection with oncogenic types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Around the world, almost 280 000 women died from cervical cancer in 2015, nearly 90% in low- or middle-income countries. Unless action is taken, this number is projected to rise.

An effective cervical cancer control programme, which includes vaccination, screening, treatment, counselling and palliative care are essential components of a country’s provision of universal health coverage,” explains Dr Shin. Source – World Health Organization , February 2018.

Prevent Cervical Cancer  with the Right test at the Right time, Regular public engagement activities related to health education is the need of the hour to maximize public awareness for cervical cancer prevention and control.

References:

e-Newsletter – Volume 6-7 Issue 3-2 May 2017-Dec 2017. Newsletter of Indian Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (Reg.). http://isccp.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ISCCP-newsletter-May_2017-Dec_2017.pdf

Md. Kausar Neyaz, Ph.D

December 31, 2018

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