Join Tonto Dike, Lola Omotayo-Okoye, Kiki Omeli & More For Exquisite Magazine’s Annual Cervical Cancer Prevention Week Campaign
January is cervical cancer awareness month and February 4th, 2017 is World Cancer Day, and so there’s no better time to go for a screening and create awareness about this than now! Exquisite Magazine has started a campaign ‘#smearit’ in support of cervical cancer prevention.
This is to encourage ladies to get their pap smear done and #getscreened. Also to #spreadtheword as #earlydetection is key.
Everyone is encouraged to join the #smearit selfie challenge by posting a picture of themselves with their lipstick smeared on their faces. After which they can nominate any of their friends and family to join in the fun.
Every hour in Nigeria, women die of cervical cancer, a disease that is largely preventable thanks to annual Pap Smear and HPV vaccination.
Unfortunately, a lot of people; do not go for their yearly screenings, have not had the vaccination and do not know that early detection is key to increasing survival rates. It is very important that we educate everyone about the disease, its symptoms and ways to prevent and treat it.
Cervical cancer screening can help detect abnormal cells before they turn into cancer. Most deaths from cervical cancer can be prevented by regular screening tests and follow-up care.
The EMAC Cervical Cancer Prevention Week seeks to spread the word about the important steps that women need to take to stay healthy and encourage parents about how important it is for Pre-teens to get HPV (Human papilloma virus) vaccine, both girls, and boys.
You could also be a part of the campaign by doing the following;
For more information and to join the free screening session from the 30th of January and 4th of February 2017, call 08098886184, 07038001097 or email Emac@exquisitemag.com
Source: Bella Naija