432.2 million women aged 15 years and older are at danger of developing cervical cancer in India. Inspite of cervical cancer being absolutely preventable, present estimates show, that every year, nearly 1, 22, 844 women are clinically diagnosed with cervical cancer and 67,477 die from the disease. Cervical cancer is the 2nd most typical cancer amongst Indian women between 15 and 44 years of age.
Screening is for people without symptoms. If you are concerned about any symptoms, please contact your doctor.
What is cervical screening?
Cervical screening is not a examination for cancer. It is a technique of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early irregularities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer in a woman’s cervix (the neck of the womb). The initial stage in cervical screening is taking a sample.
A sample of cells is taken from the cervix for study. A doctor or nurse inserts an instrument (a speculum) to open up the woman’s vagina and uses a small soft brush to sweep around the cervix. Most women consider the procedure to be only mildly uncomfortable.
Early recognition and treatment can prevent 75 per cent of cancers developing.
What does the CPF Cervical Screening Programme do?
The programme aims to reduce the number of women who produce invasive cervical cancer (incidence) and the number of women who die from it. It does this by regularly screening all women at risk so that situations which might in any other case build into invasive cancer can be determined and treated.
Who is eligible for cervical screening?
All women in between the ages of 25 and 64 are eligible for a free or low cost cervical screening test every three to five years. Time to time CPF organize free Screening camps in various cities of Uttarakhand, though our aim to organize screening camps through out India in coming years.