Today i had a cervical cancer screening test done today! well it came out negative and i was advice to commence the HPV vaccine. Each dose is going to cost 7000 naira. The commplete vaccination consist of 3 shots which will be like 21000 naira! Whao is it worth it? i research and found the fact below.
Cervical Cancer in Nigeria
In Nigeria, population-based prevalence of abnormal cervical cytology has
been studied. In one
study, in Ibadan, Nigeria by Thomas JO et al Acta Cytol
2012, 56(3): 251-8, the authors revealed
invasive cancer in 0.18% and the
pre-cancer stages of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions
(1.54%), atypical glandular cells (1.99%) and low grade (3.89%). Detection of
stages could be done very early using a simple test called the
Papanicolaou smear or simply called
in conclusion the rate of cervical cancer is relatively low in nigeria, but prevention is better than cure,so i got vaccinated!
what do you think? please leave a comment
will you get a screening
will you get vaccinated?