With regular screenings and follow-up care, breast and cervical cancer cancers can be stopped before they start or found early when treatment works best. Getting screened regularly is important because women who are not screened or have not been screened in a long time could have cancer and not know it.
Did you know breast and cervical cancer screenings are now covered by Kigezi Healthcare Foundation with no pay? Getting screened is as easy as talking to your doctor and making an appointment. One simple conversation with a health expert could save your life.
All women ages 21 to 65 should get screened for cervical cancer. Women who may no longer be having sex or who may feel too old to have a child should still have regular Pap tests. Cervical cancer is most often found in women who have not been screened with the Pap test in more than five years or have never been screened at all. How often you get screened for cervical cancer depends on many factors, including your age, your screening history, and your sexual activity. Talk with your doctor about when and how often you should get screened.