Wednesday, 20 October 2019
On Sunday 17 November the Medical School continued its monthly cervical cancer screening campaign, which targets Filipina domestic workers, in collaboration with the Filipino Association Obreras Empowered and the support of the Histopathology and Cytology Medical Centre of Dr Doros Lysiotis.
Assisted by six medical student volunteers, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Savvas Argyridis examined 15 Filipina women. Since the start of the campaign, in September 2019, more than 50 domestic workers have been screened.
According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, with an estimated 570,000 new cases in 2018 representing 6.6% of all female cancers. Approximately 90% of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in low- and middle-income countries.