Health Desk: 14 January 2018: About 11,956 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the country every year and over 6,582 die of the disease, according to a study of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Experts said no woman should die of cervical cancer as it can be treated and cured if it is diagnosed early.
Aiming to create awareness among mothers about cervical cancer, a month-long programme had started in the country this morning with the theme "Big NO to Early Marriage".
As part of the programme, a rally titled 'March for Mother', led by Vice- Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Prof Dr Kamrul Hasan Khan, Governor of Rotary Club International District (3281) FH Arif, and Kazi Rosy was held at the premises of BSMMU and ended at Farmgate Police Box here.
Experts said now the patients, who are suffering from cervical cancer, would get treatment at an affordable price at city hospitals, including National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital, United Hospital and Delta Medical College & Hospital.
Poet and lawmaker Kazi Rosy, who has survived the cancer for 22 years, said families and society, should extend supports to increase the "mental strength" of the cancer-affected persons.