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Discussion on Cervical Cancer Was Held at the Library of MU-Varna

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 Week.

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.