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"Women need regular screening in every five years to prevent cervical cancer"

Indigenous women are more likely to die from cervical cancer than other women. Source: Cancer Institute NSW

Dr. Jasmine Shafiq, Public Health Specialist at the Health Department of New South Wales and a researcher and teacher at the University of New South Wales, speaks to SBS Bengal about cervical cancer.

Dr. Jasmine Shafique said, "Human papilloma virus (HPV) can be infected with cervical cells, and this can lead to cancer."

"Women aged between 25 and 74, especially those with partners, should have cervical screening tests and vaccinations done to prevent themselves from infection."

Bangladeshi Community, Cervical cancer
Dr Jesmin Shafique
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"Women with abnormal menstrual bleeding, pain during sex etc. must undergo a screening test. General physicians or gynaecologists perform these tests."

Pointing on cultural issues and hesitation Dr Jasmine Shafique advises the women from Bangla speaking community to be aware of this matter and, of course, take advice from the women doctors if needed.

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