Cervical Cancer Awareness
Every year, in Canada, 1,300 to 1,500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost 400 women die of this disease. Increased screening for cervical cancer has led to a tremendous reduction in the number of cases and deaths from the disease each year. Still, far too many women do not receive their regular Pap test and are dying needlessly from this largely preventable cancer.
For information about cervical cancer and HPV, please visit HPVinfo.ca.
For more information on Pap testing and abnormal Pap test results, please visit Paptestinfo.ca
News in the medical community
A Pap test campaign
The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) have launched a Pap test campaign in support of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week for 2012.
Physicians and health-care professionals are invited to take a stand against cervical cancer. Click here to see how you can help make a difference and get started.
The Society of Canadian Colposcopists (SCC), a proud partner of the CFWH, has recently launched a new patient education website on pap testing and in particular, abnormal pap test results. Visit Paptestinfo.ca.
The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada is a nonprofit organization consisting of physicians, nurses, scientists and other health care professionals specializing in gynecologic oncology. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with or at risk of gynecologic cancer by raising standards of practice, encouraging ongoing research, promoting innovation in prevention, care and discovery, and advancing awareness. GOC also seeks to disseminate knowledge to practitioners, patients and the general public on gynecologic cancer as well as cooperate with other organizations committed to women's health care, oncology, and related fields.