Get weekly updates via email!
tip of the day WED 16 APR 14
Addicted to coffee? Bring your own container--it may save you some money, and even if it doesn't, you'll be saving the planet one cup at a
  • Good House Keeping
    Find your bliss this summer! GH's guide to a calmer, luckier, and happier you. On stands now for only P120.
    Good Housekeeping
  • Real Living
    Real Living’s April 2014 issue is a thing of beauty, literally! The magazine’s Beautiful Homes issue features 43 pages which will inspire you to rethink your own space.
    Real Living
  • Women's Health
    Everything you need to score your hottest, sexiest summer EVER is in the Women’s Health March issue!
    Women's Health
 
May 04, 2012

DOH Gives Free Screening for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The Department of Health will be conducting screenings all over the country for the month of May.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), an estimated 12 Filipino women die of cervical cancer every day, making it the second deadliest form of cancer among females in the Philippines. Six thousand individuals get diagnosed with this disease every year, with more than half of them dying in five years.

May is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and in order to help women in the country, DOH, in partnership with medical societies like the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and the Society of Gynecological Oncologists in the Philippines, is conducting a free cervical cancer screening program.

Women between the ages 30 and 49 may visit any DOH-retained hospital nationwide to avail of the free screening. Those diagnosed with cervical cancer will be able to get immediate treatment at three DOH medical centers--Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital, and Cotabato Regional Hospital--where three cryotherapy machines used to destroy abnormal tissues in the cervix are to be turned over.

Screenings are offered for the whole month of May every Wednesday in Metro Manila, every Friday in Luzon, every Tuesday in Visayas, and every Thursday in Mindanao.

 

(Photo by Nykko Santos, courtesy of M2.0 Communications)

Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Be the first one to comment...
Filter comments by:
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
follow us
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
FNites! What Reminds You of Summer?
Send us a photo and we might feature it on the website!  Apr 07, 2014 
Why We Love Femtrepreneur Catherine Ilacad of Posh Nails
Get to know the woman who built her brand her way.   Apr 07, 2014 
Why We Love Surfista Elaine Abonal
This gal proves that our "dream job" is really not out of reach.  Apr 02, 2014 
Mary Jean Lastimosa Crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2014
Mary Jean bagged the prestigious title at the recently concluded Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant.  Mar 31, 2014 
Why We Love Visual Artist Arlene Sy
Her works of art can speak for themselves, but we can't help but gush about her anyway!  Mar 27, 2014 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT