Medical students Zarina Brady and Shamsvar Arif made a
presentation entitled Cervical
Cancer. The event, attended also by international students, was held at the Library
of MU-Varna and was organized within the European Cervical Cancer Prevention
The overwhelming desire to be helpful and to convince people
that diagnosis cancer is not a sentence, but a curable disease, was the real
motivation of the students to deal with this topic. The presentation emphasized
on the fact that globally cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy.
Every year 34 000 new cases are
diagnosed in the
European Union. In Bulgaria over 1 000 women were diagnosed with cervical
cancer in 2012. Women from 15 to 44 years of age constitute the main risk group.
The message that the future physicians would like to convey to all girls and
women is: "Be aware of the symptoms, learn how to protect yourselves from the
infection and get examined once a year. Cervical cancer diagnosed at an initial
stage can be treated and overcome!"
Zarina is from Ireland-22 years old, and Shamsvar is from
England-21 years old. Both of them have graduated the University of Westminster
in London, she - Medical Sciences, he - Biology. Together they decided to spend
their holiday at the sea capital. A friend of Shamsvar’s, currently a medical student,
told him about the high level of education and the awesome training conditions.
This provoked their interest and they visited the University, and their logical
choice was to become part of the student community of MU-Varna.