Nigeria to Use New Guidelines to Screen, Treat Cervical Cancer

The Society of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of Nigeria has launched its first-ever national guidelines for screening and detection of cervical cancer. This will be the first time Nigeria will use country-specific guideline in dealing with cervical cancer as it has borrowed guidelines from the US, UK, and Australia up until now. Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women accounting for over 270,000 deaths in 2015 worldwide.

Nurse Rehema Nkomola examines a woman for cervical cancer. Global deaths from cervical cancer have increased 40% since 1990, to 266,000 (file photo).

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