Thursday, May 15, 2014

Philippine 7th Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The Department of Health, Global Pharmaceutical company MSD, together with Medical Societies around the country are all set for the 7th Year of the Cervical Cancer Month celebration.

In the pass years they stablish policies and programs such as national guidelines for cervical cancer prevention and control.

There will be a free cervical cancer screening which will be offered to women agaes 21 years old and above. There will be 58 DOH retained hospitals nationwide for the whole month of May. There will be screening schedule offered for public, see the schedule below;

MERTO MANILA (Every Wednesday)

Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital
East Avenue Medical Center
Tondo Medical Center
Quirino Memorial Medical Center
Amang Rodriguez Medical Center
Rizal Medical Center
Las Pinas General Hospital & Satellite Trauma Center
Valenzuela General Hospital
San Lorenzo Ruiz Memorial Hospital
Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital

LUZON (Every Friday)

Region 1 Medical Center
Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center
Mariano Marcos Memorial Medical Center
Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center
Luis Hora Memorial Hospital
Conner District Hospital
Veterans Regional Hospital
Far North General Hospital and Training Center
Cagayan Valley Medical Center
Southern Isabela General Hospital
Batanes General Hospital
Paulino J. Garcia Mem. Research and Medical Center
Jose B. Lingad Mem. Regional Hospital
Talavera Extension Hospital
Bataan general Hospital
batangas Regional Hospital
Culion Sanitarium
Ospital ng Palawan
Bicol Medical Center
Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital
Bicol Sanitarium

VISAYAS (Every Thuesday)

Western Visayas Medical Center
Don Jose Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital
Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital
Western Visayas Sanitarium
Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center
Celestino Gallares Memorial Medical Center
St, Anthony Mother and Child Hospital
Eversely Child Sanitarium
Talisay Dristrict Hospital
Eastern Visayas Memorial Medical Center
Schistosomiasis Control and Research Hospital

MINDANAO (Every Thursday)

Zamboanga City Medical Center
Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital
Mondanao Central Sanitarium
Basilan General Hospital
Margosa Tubig Regional Hospital
Labuan Public Hospital
NOrthern Mindanao Medical Center
Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Regional and Teacging Hospital
Davao Regional Hospital
Davao Medical Center
Cotabato Sanitarium
AMAI Pakpak Medical Center
CARAGA Regional Hospital
Adela Sema Ty Memorial Medical Center

Complete list of retained hospital from: http://www2.doh.gov.ph/doh_retained_hospital.htm

Over 12 Filipino women had die every day from cervical cancer. Also data shows that there are 250,00 deaths worldwide every day. 

Let us understand more about the Cevical Cancer.

It was said that the cause by the Human Papillloma Virus or HPV which is the most common sexualuty tranmitted for both men and omen infected. HPV is very transmissible and may lead also a cancer of the vulva, vagina, anus, and head and neck cancers including genital warts.

HVP can be prevented by maintaning a healthy lifesytle and regular check-up for cervical cancer screening. You can also be protected by vaccination against HPV related diseases and cervical cancer. 

So, ladies... visit the nearest retained hospital in your place!

Photo Courtesy of: http://www.hcrs.doh.gov.ph/node/895

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