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Cervical cancer

Cervical Cancer Screening and early treatment programme

MMH is a leader in a nation-wide program to screen women to prevent cervical cancer, the most common cancer in women in Malawi. The screening method in use is called Visual Inspection of the cervix with Acetic acid (VIA). This method allows a trained provider to identify abnormal patches on the cervix that turn white with acetic acid. Early treatment of the abnormal patches with cryotherapy is immediately available to women who screen positive. This exciting program is low tech, simple, inexpensive, effective and safe. In 2011 the hospital attended to 282 clients seeking VIA services.


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