In 2020, an estimated 604 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 342 000 women died from the disease. Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types is the main cause of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer, because vaccines exist that protect against high-risk HPV types and screening programmes can detect signs of disease at an early stage, allowing for effective treatment and management of the condition.
In Bangladesh, a low‐resource country situated in Southeast Asia with a female population of approximately 50%, the estimated age‐standardized incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer were approximately 10.6 and 7.1 per 100 000 women, respectively, in 2018.In the same year, 8068 new cases of cervical cancer and 5214 deaths were reported in Bangladesh.
In connection to that, SERAC-Bangladesh and Community Oncology Centre along organizing a virtual discussion meeting to mark up the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month on 19 January 2020 at 08:00 PM. Health professionals, Experts and Youth from around the country will take part at the Discussion meeting.
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/wqku95VWtkNL6ZUF7
Date: 19 January 2020
Time: 08:00 PM