Kaffrine, October 25 (APS) – Fourteen suspected cases of cervical cancer were detected after screening 276 women in Kaffrine (center) during this weekend, learned PHC from the medical profession.
The tests took place as part of a screening campaign organized by the Midwives Association of the Kaffrine health district.
“We detected 14 suspected cases of cervical cancer,” said Rokhaya Diop Fall, a midwife member of the association.
According to Ms. Fall, two of the suspected cases are being treated in Kaffrine, and the rest will be treated by other health facilities outside the region.
Twenty-four cases of sexually transmitted infections were identified during the cervical cancer screening campaign, said Rokhaya Diop Fall.
Cervical and breast cancer is a public health problem in Senegal. They are the leading causes of death among women, ” said Kaffrine Chief Medical Officer, Ndèye Mbacké Kane, Kaffrine Health District.
She recalls that the Ministry of Health made a cryotherapy device available to the Kaffrine department, used to treat precancerous lesions.