As part of activities to observe the month of February as the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Reproductive Health Center (RHC) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital will conduct cervical cancer screening at GHc 60.00 instead of the usual GHc 150.00 charged.
The initiative, which is scheduled to take place from the 5th of February, 2018, is part of activities that has been set in place by the Quaternary healthcare provider, to help fight against the disease in Ghana.
Current estimates from the HPV Information Center indicate that every year 3052 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 1556 die from the disease in Ghana.
The disease ranks as the 1st most frequent cancer among women in Ghana and the 1st most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age.
It has been found that cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it’s found early, hence the need regular testing.
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health recommends that women between the ages of 21 and 29, should get a Pap test every 3 years whiles those between 30 and 64, you should get a Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) test together every 5 years or a Pap test alone every 3 years.
The hospital shall also embark on other activities including vaccination in selected schools and media engagements.
The project will be launched on Thursday, 1st of February, 2018.