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SERHA to offer free cancer screening for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

KINGSTON, Jamaica. 26 April 2023. This week, in honor of cervical cancer

awareness month, the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) will

provide free Pap smear screening in the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew,

and St. Catherine.

Additionally, the health teams will do free breast cancer screenings and

administer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to females between the ages

of 9 and 26 and males between the ages of 9 and 14.

Screening is the best way to identify cancer in its earliest stages, often before it

causes any symptoms. Without screening, clinicians' capacity to identify cancer

and, consequently, effectively treat it, is significantly reduced. Cervical cancer is

the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related

deaths among Jamaican women. SERHA is also encouraging the public to get

screened for cervical cancer at any of the locations below:

Date Location Time

Friday, April 28, 2023 Linstead Health Centre

Old Harbour Health Centre 10:00am-3:00pm

Saturday, April 29, 2023 Greater Portmore Health Centre 10:00am-3:00pm

Sunday, April 30, 2023 Oak Glades Health Centre 9:00am-3:00pm

St. Jago Park Health Centre

Sydenham Health Centre 10:00am-3:00pm

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