Cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable forms of cancer, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively. Almost all cervical cancer cases (99%) are linked to infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV), an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact.
Although most infections with HPV resolve spontaneously and cause no symptoms, persistent infection can cause cervical cancer in women.
Dr. Cecilia Llave, technical adviser of SUCCESS Jhpiego provides insights from the ground regarding cancer care at the community level.
Filipino women have a long history of fighting for freedom. From the colonial era to contemporary times, they have demonstrated the strength associated with this pursuit. They strive for freedom of speech, freedom to suffrage, and equal rights.
However, as long as diseases like cancer can take hold of their lives, hostage, they are at its mercy, and therefore not completely free.
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