Call on the Library of the Medical University in between January 25th and 31st - Stay Informed
The Medical University of Varna marks the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (January 25th to 31st) with a thematic exhibition and information stand in the main Library building. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the disease and the means of prevention.
The Library exposition represents a thematic collection of books, periodicals and articles in BG, EN and RU treating cervical cancer - the second most common malignancy among women after breast cancer. The information campaign organized by the librarians with high verve and dynamism involves scientific data and records, together with lectures and discussions with university professors, tutors and students. University experts who specialized in the UK as well, will explain prevention methods and prophylactics.
Medical students Zarina Brady and Shamsvar Arif will make a brief presentation on Cervical Cancer on January 28th, 2016 (Thursday) at 3 PM at the Library 'Reading Room', with an open discussion to follow. Short video footage and information brochures will be available as well.
Cervical cancer is currently the only preventable cancer. However, in Bulgaria every year over 1,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 400 will lose their lives because of it, the largest group being the one of 23-year-olds. Data from the Bulgarian National Cancer Registry show a steady increase of diagnosed each year. In 2015 there were 1105 newly diagnosed cases of cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer diagnosed at an initial stage cab be treated and overcome. This is only possible with regular gynecological screening and smear tests.
For more information you can download the WHO free guide Comprehensive cervical cancer control: a guide to essential practice.