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Alert: Cancer epidemic in the Caribbean-Tabitha Anderson

Alert: Cancer epidemic in the Caribbean-Tabitha Anderson

Join  Dr.Tabitha Anderson on “Caribbean Health Matters,” Wednesdays  8pm to 11pm, as she talks about various health-related topics affecting our community.Please join her this Wednesday as she discusses  “Cervical Cancer in Jamaica”, Do you know the risks of getting the disease, its causes, how to prevent it, and more!! Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact.  HPV in most of the cases there are no symptoms and people may not know they have the disease. Cervical cancer is malignant neoplasm of the cervix. There may be no obvious symptoms until the cancer is in its advanced stages. Pap smear screening can identify potentially precancerous changes. There are approximately 40 types of genital HPV. Some types can cause cervical cancer in women and can also cause other kinds of cancer in both men and women. The HPV vaccine works by preventing the most common types of  HPV that cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Health Alert Cancer epidemic in