Last (2) Two Minutes “ For Another Life Lost to Cervical Cancer
From all over the world, a woman dies from cervical cancer every (2) two minutes. And without prevention, the next casualties maybe yourself of the women closest to you.
That’s why Anne Curtis and 1500 Doctors in the Philippines are dancing for (12) Pinays who are about to die tomorrow because of a fatal but highly preventable disease
It so happened that this particular event held at Philippine International Convention Center will pave a way for the Philippines to garner Guinness World Record for Doctors dancing for the cause of Cervical Cancer awareness program.
HPV :: The virus behind the Cervical Cancer
HPV is common virus that can be transmitted not only by engaging in sexual intercourse , but also from mere skin to skin contact such as rubbing of genital area even without the actual penetration. Most of the HPV infections heal on their own but it doesn’t apply to all cases. That’s why when HPV persists it could develop into Cervical Cancer.
There are (2) ways to prevent Cervical Cancer
First It’s Through Screening , Pap Smear its a technique wherein cells are scraped from the cervix and examined under a microscope to check for disease or other problems and Secondly Through Vaccination, It’s a good thing vaccines are now available against cancer-causing HPV types 16 and 18. Along with regular screening, getting vaccine can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by 94%.
GSK Philippines supported this event because we believe that through this dance event, we'’ll encourage Filipina’s to be healthy by taking care of themselves-, not just through exercise and a well-balanced diet, but also making sure that they are protected from diseases such as Cervical Cancer”. says Bing Salandanan, GSK Philippines product manager.