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Submit to free cervical cancer test, screening – Mrs. Ugwuanyi urges women

By The Citizen
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The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, has

charged women in the state to submit themselves of the opportunity

provided by the ongoing free cervical cancer test/screening exercise.

Mrs. Ugwuanyi who made the call when she led the awareness road walk

show campaign on the danger of cervical cancer organized by the

association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) in

collaboration with her pet project, Ugo touch of Life Foundation,

Enugu, said that they could do so by visiting any of the available

health care providers nearest to them in the state for free test and

treatment.
Emphasizing the importance of the exercise following its theme

'Prevent and treat cervical cancer with the right test at the right

time', Mrs. Ugwuanyi noted that it was fashioned to educate and inform

women and mothers of the danger of the illness when left to be

chronic.
Earlier in an interview, the chairman of National Chairman

Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Dr. Albert Kalong

Alkaili, said that the event was organized to remind mothers and women

that there are often no signs of symptoms at the early stages of

cervical cancer when it could be successfully treated.

Dr. Alkaili explaind that symptoms of cervical cancer tend to appear

only after the cancer has reached an advanced stage and may include

irregular, inter-menstrual cycle between periods or abnormal vaginal

bleeding after several inter-course.
Other symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite,

virginal discomfort or odourous discharge among other symptoms.

He enjoined them to prevent cervical cancer by getting themselves

vaccinated and going for regular cervical cancer screening early in

life.
The road walk show which took-off at Okpara Square, Enugu took the

participants along major roads and streets in Enugu metropolis

including Presidential road, among others.