It's #CervicalCancer Awareness Month!

Cervical cancer could be the first cancer EVER in the world to be eliminated, if

9⃣0⃣% of girls are vaccinated
7⃣0⃣% of women are screened
9⃣0⃣% of women with cervical disease receive treatment
This #CervicalCancer awareness month,
✅Get informed
✅Get screened
✅Get vaccinated

Cervical cancer can be prevented & treated, if caught early. 👉 Image
Every year more than 300,000 women die from #CervicalCancer, with 9⃣ in 🔟 of these deaths in the poorest countries.

We can end this with better access to vaccination, screening and treatment. Image
Achieving the 90-70-90 targets by 2030 will reduce #CervicalCancer incidence and deaths, setting the world on a path to save millions of women's lives 🧕👩🏻‍🦱👱‍♀️👩🏾.

Human Papillomavirus (#HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the cause of almost all #CervicalCancer.

HPV vaccine is safe and prevents cervical cancer. WHO recommends 2⃣ doses for all girls aged 9-14 years. #VaccinesWork! Image
It’s #CervicalCancer awareness month!

#HPV vaccine is highly effective. It can prevent 9⃣ in 🔟 cases of HPV – the #1 cause of cervical cancer.

Yes, #VaccinesWork! Image
The #HPV vaccine is available in more than 100 countries around 🌎🌍🌏, helping to protect millions of girls against #CervicalCancer.

But it is still inaccessible to many in the poorest countries, where the vaccine is most needed 🚨.
Through the #CervicalCancer elimination initiative, WHO is aiming for 90% girls 👧🧒👩 globally to be vaccinated against #HPV by 2030.

Together, we can end cervical cancer once & for all! Image
Here are 5⃣ facts to pass on

👉HPV = human papillomavirus
👉HPV is the MOST common STI
👉HPV causes almost all #CervicalCancer
👉These types of HPV can be prevented with a vaccine
👉2 doses protect girls against cervical cancer later in life

It’s #CervicalCancer Awareness Month!

All adult women 👩👩🏾‍🦱 🧕👩🏻 should undergo periodic screening to detect pre-cancer changes in the cervix which, if untreated, can develop into cervical cancer 👉 Image
Screening typically starts at 30 years; If the test is negative you should retake it every 3 to 5 years.

Together, we can end #CervicalCancer! 👉
#CervicalCancer is one of the most preventable & curable forms of cancer, if detected early.

Screening should be available to women 🧕👱‍♀️👩🏾‍🦱👧🏻 in all countries, followed by immediate treatment where needed 👉 Image
Signs of #CervicalCancer include

🚨Irregular or postmenopausal bleeding
🚨Increased vaginal discharge

& more severe symptoms may arise at advanced stages.

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FACT: Abnormal bleeding doesn't mean you have #CervicalCancer, but you should see your doctor or health worker as soon as possible to get it checked.

‘An informed woman is an empowered woman’.

Here’s how #CervicalCancer partners around the 🌎🌍🌏 are helping to raise awareness to fight the disease, promoting periodic screening & HPV vaccination for women & girls. 👉 Image
No woman 🙅 should die from #CervicalCancer.

Through the elimination initiative, WHO is aiming for 70% women to be screened by 2030.

Together, we can end cervical cancer once and for all. Image

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