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Namibia: 274 Women Screened for Cervical Cancer At Lüderitz

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The health ministry, in its quest to fight cervical cancer, has screened 274 women at Lüderitz since the inception of the Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA) technique programme in August last year.

Lüderitz State Hospital senior medical officer Dr Ali Mbuyi, revealed the statistics at the two-day cervical testing campaign at the coastal town last week.

According to him, 25 of the women tested, were treated to remove pre-cancerous cells.

"These women still need regular screening to check that pre-cancerous cells do not grow," he noted, saying the VIA programme was saving lives every day.

Between 2008 and 2018, cervical cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related

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