Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday - Health

We spoke to Professor Hennie Botha Head of Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

September serves as Cervical awareness month and Prof Botha spoke to us more about the implication and importance of  early detection for cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is the common form that effect women and it is the number 1 cause of death.

Vaccination Campaign for Grade 4 pupils have been implemented to fight the papillomavirus(HPV). It is important to get a screening every 3 years as a minimum and a pap smear at the age of 30 years, as 1 in 35 women are diagnose with cervical cancer in there life.

There ain't any clear warning signs for cervical cancer, but some common signs could be up normal bleeding and your discharge that smells.


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