Recently I attended a POCC blogger event. What is POCC?
POCC stands for Power Over Cervical Cancer. Do any of you girls know anything about cervical cancer? According to Wikipedia, Cervical cancer is malignant neoplasm of the cervix uteri or cervical area. It may present with vaginal bleeding but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in its advanced stages. Treatment consists of surgery (including local excision) in early stages and chemotherapy and radiotherapy in advanced stages of the disease. Did you know that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women? Did you also know that a woman dies from cervical cancer every 2 minutes?
Did you know that cervical cancer is the most preventable and only preventable women's cancer?
I learnt all these during the blogger engagement event.
Here's what you can do to reduce your risk of being infected.
1) A pap smear.
A pap smear can help detect any abnormality. This is really important as detection in the early stages can help prevent cancer.
2) A HPV vaccination
A HPV vaccination helps stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies that protect against HPV types which causes cancer.
Help protect someone you care for. Spread the word. Let's work together to protect our loved ones.
Some other bloggers and I have volunteered to be a POCC Ambassador as we would want to share and spread this information to all women. Let's voice out and make a difference.
I will sign up for my pap smear and HPV vaccination soon. Will you?