142 Chipata women diagnosed with cervical cancer

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One hundred and forty-two women have been diagnosed with cervical cancer at Chipata Central Hospital this year, according to Radio Breeze FM.

Chipata Central Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Mbinga Mbinga says that this is from more than two thousand women that have so far been screened for cervical cancer.

Dr. Mbinga told Breeze FM that out of the one hundred and 42 women found with the disease, it was discovered that more than 30 had advanced cancer while the rest were still in the early stages.

He says despite cervical cancer being among the most common leading causes of mortality rate in the country, it is manageable and sometimes can be cured if discovered in its early stages.

Dr. Mbinga has called on women to utilize the free cervical cancer screening program in the screening centers across the country.

He notes that since the program was initiated in 2012, Chipata Central Hospital has recorded more than 15 thousand women who have been screened.

Dr. Mbinga has further described the response by women towards cervical cancer screening program so far as impressive.

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