In this event that I got to attend to, they told us that Cervical Cancer is caused by a chronic and persistent cancer-causing type of Human Papilloma Virus or HPV infection that leads to pre-malignant lesions that progress to cancer. It is said that cervical cancer, globally, is considered the second most common caner with 529,409 new cases and 274,883 deaths in 2008 according to the World Health Organization.
In our country, there are more that 27 million Filipinas, age 15 and above, are at risk of cervical cancer. Scary, huh?
And as women tries to fight this deadly disease, I also learned from the event that men (YES, M-E-N, MEN!), can help our women fight this disease. And that’s just by being honest and being monogamy. Though, it is not directly said that this cancer is caused by having sex with different people, it can help stop spreading any bacterium related to it.
And part of this good news is, with this GlaxoSmithKline's Laban ni Maria event with the cooperation of Sorciage by Wacoal, Artistry by Amway, Healthway Medical, Magic 89.9 and Team Manila, we can ALL help OUR WOMEN prevent from having this disease. Other than the screening, which women should do regularly with their ob-gyne, and vaccination, which is offered by GlaxoSmithKline, there’s the healthy lifestyle that we should all practice. And one healthy way of living our lives is by DANCING!