Saturday, 24 Aug 2019

Bangla Version

‘Early marriage mainly responsible for cervical cancer’

No icon Amar Doctor

Health Desk-- 13th Jan’19: Lack of awareness on the risks of child marriage is the main cause behind the rise of cervical cancer in Bangladesh, speakers said at a roundtable on Saturday marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Day 2019.

They also said that no woman should die from this type of cancer if it is diagnosed early and treated accordingly, adding that to fight cervical cancer, proper health education is needed.

Among others, Prof Dr Sabera Khatun, chairman of Gynecological Oncology department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU); Dr Habibullah Talukder Ruskin, associate professor of National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH); Prof Dr Swapan Bandopadhyay of Radiation Oncology department at Dhaka Medical College Hospital; Prof Syed Abdul Hamid, director of Institute of Health Economics of Dhaka University; AFM Alamgir, governor, Rotary International District 32281, and singer Samina Chowdhury attended the event.

March for Mother and the Rotary International jointly organised the discussion at the VIP Lounge of Jatiya Press Club in the capital.