Manipal, Jan 30, 2021: As part of the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Department of Surgical Oncology, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal organized an awareness talk at Shirdi Sai Baba OPD Block yesterday.
Oncology Nurses Akhila Shetty and Pushpalatha gave a talk on the importance of cervical cancer screening and prevention.
After the talk there was an interactive session, where Oncologists answered all the doubts and questions raised by the public.
“January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to talk about how screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines can help to prevent cancer. Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer in women in India. With better awareness, we can initiate the elimination of this cancer,” Dr. Naveena Kumar, Associate professor, and Head Department of Surgical Oncology said.
Dr Nawaz Usman, Dr. Keshavarajan, Dr Preethi Shetty, Assistant professors of Surgical Oncology were present.
Cervical cancer tends to occur during the midlife of women. Cancer typically occurs in women who were not receiving regular screening. Screening detected early cancers can be fully cured.
“Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre (MCCCC) at Kasturba Hospital with full-fledged departments of Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Paediatric Oncology, Palliative Medicine and Nuclear Medicine provides comprehensive care for cancers. The Centre has all facilities for Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment, Follow-up, and Rehabilitation services for Cervical cancers. I would urge the public to make use of the facilities and help in our mission to eliminate this deadly cancer,” Medical Superintendent Dr. Avinash Shetty said.