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Charity activity offers free cancer screening for women


A CHARITY activity for women’s health and happiness was recently held in Pingshan Maternity and Child Health-care Hospital as part of the celebration of International Women’s Day.

The activity was hosted by the Cancer Foundation of China, and organized by institutions including Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, the Shenzhen Female Doctor Association, the city’s health commission, Shenzhen Women’s Federation, and Pingshan’s health authority.

After the launch ceremony, a lecture regarding the control and prevention of breast cancer and cervical cancer, and free consultations, were held on site. The organizer distributed leaflets that described the causes of cervical cancer and its negative effects on women to raise their awareness around self-protection.

A total of 100 laid-off workers and migrant workers were given free cancer examinations.

According to the report, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, under the guidance of Chen Yun, chairman of the Shenzhen Female Doctor Association, has offered free cervical cancer screening for tens of thousands of women over the past few years.

This is the 13th time that Peking University Shenzhen Hospital has cooperated with the Shenzhen Female Doctor Association to hold the charity activity. They used the most advanced screening method to help a total of 1,700 financially challenged women. More than 50 women found to have cervical cancer or precancerous lesions received free treatment following the checks.

“At present, the cause of cervical cancer has been confirmed and the disease is preventable and controllable. Expanding the screening area could efficiently reduce the possibility of finding late-stage cervical cancer,” said Wu Ruifang, head of the early prevention and treatment center for cervical center at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital.