Checkout list of health centres that provide cervical cancer screening

Checkout list of health centres that provide cervical cancer screening
Source: Myjoyonline | Seraphine Akua Dogbey | seraphine.ad@gmail.com
Date: 15-01-2020 Time: 05:01:06:pm

Cervical cancer has been described as one of the most common cancers worldwide with about 528,000 new cases and 266,000 deaths recorded in 2012, according to Researchgate.

85% of cases of invasive cervical cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries and ranks as the commonest among women in Ghana.

Four women in Ghana die daily from cervical cancer because the cancer has developed to an advanced stage.

However, cervical cancer is a highly preventable disease which has a development window of 10 to 15 years before it gets to advanced stages, providing enough time to detect and treat this cancer.

On January 13, 2020,  Joy News’ Seth Kwame Boateng, premiered a documentary on the reality of Ghanaian women who live the condition and those who have survived it.

Experts say the early detection through regular screening arrests the situation before it grows beyond repair.

Here are some cervical screening centres in Ghana:

GREATER ACCRA REGION

 

1. Ridge Hospital, Accra

Mondays to Fridays

7:30am to 3:00pm

0244370295

0244212651


0244269440

[VIA, pap, colposcopy, cryotherapy]

 

2. Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

Reproductive Health Unit

(Weekdays 8 am - 2 pm)

0243840804

[Pap, HPV testing, colposcopy, LEEP]

 

3. Korle Bu Polyclinic/ Family Medicine

Women's clinic,

Every Thursday from 12noon till 5 pm

0276029314

[VIA, pap, colposcopy, cryotherapy]

View the full list here:

 

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