Thursday, May 15, 2014

May is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: FREE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

Did you know that 12 Filipino women die from Cervical Cancer every day despite of it being a preventable disease through screening and vaccination? So what actually causes Cervical Cancer? The experts says that 100% of all Cervical Cancer cases are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Moreover, a total of 50% sexually active individuals will catch HPV during their lifetime. Unfortunately, 6,000 Filipinas are diagnosed with Cervical Cancer annually while more than half will die in five years. 

The following are considered risk factors for Cervical Cancer: 

* Multiple sexual partners
* Intercourse at a very young age
* Smoking
* Risky Sexual Behaviors

Early stages of cervical cancer do not have symptoms but late stages may have to suffer from abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. The question is how can women protect themselves? Women can protect themselves by means of sexual abstinence, a monogamous marriage/relationship, regular screening and checkup and for young adolescent girls ages 10-14 years old, cervical cancer vaccination. 

Here's a piece of GOOD NEWS! Since the month of May is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, This month of May, the Department of Health will be holding FREE Cervical Cancer screenings for women aged 21 years old and above at DOH-retained hospitals nationwide. Screenings will be offered to the public every Wednesday in Metro Manila, every Friday in Luzon, every Tuesday in Visayas and every Thursday in Mindanao. To find the nearest hospital near you, visit
For more information about the said screening, call +632- 651-7800 locals 1751 and 1752.
To know more about Cervical Cancer and other HPV-related diseases, go to

For my blog readers' convenience, I have here a list of the hospitals where you can go to and inquire about the FREE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS. 

METRO MANILA Hospitals (Screenings are held Every Wednesday)
* Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
*Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital
*Tondo Medical Center
*Quirino Memorial Medical Center
*Amang Rodriguez Medical Center
*Rizal Medical Center
*Las Pinas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center
*Valenzuela General Hospital
*San Lorenzo Ruiz Memorial Hospital
*Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital

LUZON (Screenings are held Every Friday):
*Region 1 Medical Center
*Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center
*Mariano Marcos Memorial Medical Center
*Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center
*Luis Hora Memorial Hospital
*Conner District Hospital
*Veterans Regional Hospital
*Far North General Hospital and Training Center
*Cagayan Valley Medical Center
*Southern Isabela General Hospital
*Batanes General Hospital
*Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center
*Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital
*Talavera Extension Hospital
*Bataan General Hospital
*Batangas Regional Hospital
*Culion Sanitarium
*Ospital ng Palawan
*Bicol Medical Center
*Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital
*Bicol Sanitarium

VISAYAS: ( Screenings are held every Tuesday)
*Western Visayas Medical Center
*Don Jose Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital
*Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital
*Western Visayas Sanitarium
*Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center
*Celestino Gallares Memorial Medical Center
*St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital
*Eversely Child Sanitarium
*Talisay District Hospital
*Eastern Visayas Memorial Medical Center
*Schistosomiasis Control and Research Hospital

MINDANAO (Screenings are held every Thursday)

*Zamboanga City Medical Center
*Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital
*Mindanao Central Sanitarium
*Basilan General Hospital
*Margosa Tubig Regional Hospital
*Labuan Public Hospital
*Northern Mindanao Medical Center
*Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Regional and Teaching Hospital
*Davao Regional Hospital
*Davao Medical Center
*Cotabato Regional Medical Center
*Cotabato Sanitarium
*AMAI Pakpak Medical Center
*CARAGA Regional Hospital
*Adela Serna Ty Memorial Medical Center

So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of these FREE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS and head for the nearest hospital within your area. Prevention is way better than cure. It's best to have your screenings done early than be sorry later on.

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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