According to specialists, the late discovery of the disease would be the cause of the worst.
According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Public Health, nearly 14,000 new cases of cervical cancer are detected each year in Cameroon. After breast cancer, therefore, it is the most deadly today. And for doctors, screening remains the only effective means to fight against this disease which in the event of complication is fatal.
According to doctors, this cancer manifests itself in the abnormal bleeding in women observed after menstruation and during sexual intercourse. The emergency is therefore signaled, and the Laquintinie hospital in Douala has made a qualitative leap in this direction, by creating the free and permanent screening center for cervical cancer. Women little have to push a sigh of relief, because they will not spend any more money to be screened for cancer of the cervix in this hospital.
The colposcopy center which has been opened is the solution found to encourage as many women as possible to be screened and to reduce the danger. Indeed, in this aforementioned center, screenings are now permanent and moreover free. The launch of this laudable initiative was given during the celebration of hospital week. The initiative according to Dr Henri Essome, Gynecologist and head of the center, started from a strong observation.
“It is that women do not stop. die of this cancer which in addition to what it does not stop mourning our families because it is the second in Cameroon for some time. Before becoming cancer, it will take 10 to 15 years to mutate. In relation to that, we say to ourselves what is the strategy to adopt in a frontal and impactful manner, hence this approach which took place during the week of the hospital which was an ideal framework for communicating and raising awareness, the aim was to achieve something quite innovative, ”explains Doctor An innovation in Cameroon which now includes the Laquintinie hospital.
The service, we are told, is open every day of the week from Monday to Friday, and the patient’s only contribution is his physical presence. According to the doctor, the approach is clear, it is necessary to help the vulnerable layers which according to him are the most affected by this disease. And this requires consultation, early detection and better care. Because Dr Henri Essome mentioned it, “you can be cured of cancer, but you have to be screened in time”. And if the cost was hitherto a brake for some, the opportunity is given to all women to be tested in time.