By Innocent Byamugisha and Sandra Tumwekwase.
Women have been called upon to make sure they go for regular cervical cancer screening.
According to Dr. Henry Wasswa, the service in charge Reproductive health Uganda Bushenyi branch, this type of cancer which is caused by a virus called Human Pappiloma Virus HPV,once tested and detected early, can be treated.
Speaking to www.mknewslink.com at his office, wasswa warned that people with sexual multi partners, smokers, HIV positive women, those involved in sex at an early age, poor diet takers among others are at higher risks of getting cervical cancer.
Dr.wasswa said that 90%of the people in the whole world who die of this cancer are from African countries this putting Ugandans at stake. He also noted that the victim may live with HPV for 10-15 year before it develops into cancer.
He said that some of the signs which show that one may be having this cancer are; bleeding even when not in menstruation periods, painful sexual intercourse, bleeding after sex, loss of weight, and sweating at night
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website