Health Alert Cervical cancer is killing more women than breast cancer - Doctor

Statistics indicate that every year, 3,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in Ghana representing 35 per cent of all female cancers.

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A Gynaecologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Dr Kwadwo Sarbin has urged women to report symptoms of cervical cancer on time as it kills more than breast cancer.

He said cervical cancer “has over taken breast cancer. As I am talking to you now, because we have made lots of noise about breast cancer, most people report lumps in their breasts. Cervical cancer is treatable so report early to doctors.”

According to him, it is unfortunate that lots of women who die of cervical cancer in the villages are not recorded adding that they only have institutional figures.

“So you see a woman who has reached menopause experiencing menstruation and goes to the herbalist, they complain that they have dysmenorrhea (anidanea), most of them are cancer. But the herbalist will give medicine for dysmenorrhea and this old lady will be taking it, till she passes on,’ he said on Kumasi-based Ultimate FM.

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He advised women not to hesitate to report to medics on time when they see any other blood flow apart from their menses.

Statistics indicate that every year, 3,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in Ghana representing 35 per cent of all female cancers.

Dr Sarbin called for more education and awareness about the dangers of cervical cancer if left untreated.

“Cervical cancer awareness is very key, we should educate people about it just like we are doing for breast cancer, the NGO’s should also organise cervical cancer programmes,” he said.

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