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3 000 women diagnosed of cervical cancer annually

By Staff Writer

HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Douglas Mombeshora has reiterated the sustained fight against cervical cancer among women and girls, saying the prevalence of the type of cancer was worryingly high accounting for 2 000 deaths each year.

He said the disease is a critical health issue that has taken a toll on the lives of many Zimbabwean women, mothers, daughters and sisters.

“Cervical cancer remains a concerning public health challenge in our country, as it has far-reaching implications for the health and well-being of our citizens, particularly for our women,” Mombeshora told local journalists and a visiting team from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland.

“The prevalence of cervical cancer in Zimbabwe is worryingly high, with an estimated 3 000 new cases diagnosed each year, out of which an estimated 2 000 women lose their battle to this disease,” he added.
“This means that more than 70% of people diagnosed with cervical cancer do not survive.”

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