More than 1100 Nepali Women Screened for Cervical Cancer

Banepa, Nepal, November 2012 —Thanks to donations, we are able to continue our cervical cancer screening program in Nepal.  Fifty women participated in a screening camp on November 8, bringing our overall total to 1105 women. The program was organized by the Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (NNCTR). The screening camp held in Banepa, 22 km south-east of Kathmandu, was fruitful in providing an important service to the community. Fifty patients benefited from cervical screening at this camp. Results from the screening camp found that 23 women screened had a cervical infection, these women were provided with free medication to treat the infection. One woman tested positive for pre-cervical cancerous lesions and 3 women were found to have a prolapsed uterus. All were referred to hospital for further treatment.

Surendra Bade Shrestha, PhD
Project leader
Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research

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