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Awareness and utilization of cervical cancer screening services among women in selected rural communities in IFE east local government, Osun State, Nigeria | Abstract

Journal of Clinical Nursing and Practice

Abstract

Awareness and utilization of cervical cancer screening services among women in selected rural communities in IFE east local government, Osun State, Nigeria

Owusu Michael Oluyemi

Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix which is the lower part of the uterus connects to the vagina. Various strains of the Human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play major role in causing most of the cervical cancer. This cervical cancer grows slowly, so there is time to diagnose and treat it before it causes problems. It kills fewer women each year.  Cervical cancer is a lethal disease that is preventable yet has killed numerous Nigerian women. This high fatality is because of its late diagnosis. It is believed that the early diagnosis of the invasive disease and screening of women for precursor lesion can lead to reduce the number of cervical cancer and cervical cancer deaths. The study evaluated the information and usage of cervical cancer screening among women in selected rural communities in Ife East Local Government, Ile Ife. The study adopted a cross-sectional descriptive plan in directing the survey and it was delimited to women. 426 women were participated in this survey.

 
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