Do you know that cervical cancer is the second leading cause of female cancer in Malaysia and it is the 2nd most common female cancer in women aged 15 to 44 years old in Malaysia.
What is cervical cancer?
It is a type of cancer that occurs in the cervix cell and it is usually caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection.
Most sexually active individuals will become infected by HPVs virus at some point of life but in most cases, it will go away without any treatment. In some of the cases, the pre-cancerous cells will turn into cancer.
There are usually no signs and symptoms until it reaches advanced stage, hence early screening and detection is important to prevent the disease.
1) Regular screening is vital!
There are different screening program offered by NGOs and government organization in Malaysia.
Date : Every Saturday for the month of October, November & December
Time : 10 am to 12 noon & 2 pm to 4 pm
Venue : Johor Family Health Association
10-A, Jalan Abiad Satu Taman Pelangi 80400 Johor Bahru
Please kindly contact Ms Guna at 07-3337772 for more details and to book your appointments
2) HPV Vaccines
That is all from me for today!
I hope you enjoy the health talk!
Till we meet again, xoxo