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Strategic framework for the Comprehensive Control of Cancer Cervix in South-East Asia Region

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WHO SEARO. Strategic framework for the Comprehensive Control of Cancer Cervix in South-East Asia Region. 2015
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'Cancer of the cervix is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, and in some developing countries it is the leading cause of cancer death. Globally each year, about half a million women develop cervical cancer, [of whom] 200 000 new cases of cervical cancer in Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region... The vast majority of cases and deaths from cervical cancer are unnecessary, because efficacious and potentially effective modalities exist for its prevention and management.' 
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Health education and awareness are key components of a comprehensive cervical cancer control programme. Health education should be targeted towards high acceptance of the services by the community and improved compliance to various interventions related to cervical cancer control. 

Some basic principles and suggestions are listed below.
1. Understanding the baseline knowledge and perceptions of the community is crucial to developing communication materials and communication strategies...

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WHO SEARO
Year published: 
2015