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Osun NYSC Sensitises Corp Members On Breast, Cervical Cancer

Osun NYSC Sensitises Corp Members On Breast, Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer has been described as the second most common cancer in developed countries and that it is transmitted by a virus, Human Papillon Virus through sexual intercourse. Cervical cancer was also described as the abnormal growth of a tumor on the cervix, a structure in a woman’s reproductive system at the mouth of the womb.

This description formed part of the lecture by Dr. Olagunju of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife at the ongoing 2021 Batch C Stream 1 orientation course at the NYSC orientation camp, Ede, Osun State.

Dr. Olagunju explained that symptoms associated with this type of cancer includes a foul-smelling discharge, bleeding after sex and frequent pains In the abdomen.

He also explained that risk factors such as having multiple sexual partners, early exposure to sexual activity, unprotected sex, can be curbed by getting vaccinated against cervical cancer between the ages of 9-26 years.

“Although women are more prone to breast cancer, men are beginning to get subjected to it as well. Early detection by self examination can help detect breast cancer afterwards, a clinical breast examination is advised," he added.

The physician advised corps members to look out for the following Breast Cancer symptoms which include; hard lumps in the breast, skin change, funny discharges and weight loss.

On her part, the Head of Socials, Osun NYSC Veronica Olawale, introduced the Cervibreast app which can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store.

She disclosed that more Information about Breast and Cervical Cancer can be obtained from the App.

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