Cervical Cancer Prevention
Maintaining good health should be one of the top priorities in life. However, most of us are too busy to take good care of our health and the number of cancer cases is rising worldwide.
Globally, cervical cancer
is the second most common cancer in women between 14-45 years of age and
third leading cause of cancer death among women.
Cervical cancer is not hereditary but mainly caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV).
Once sexually active, women are at risk of acquiring the cancer-causing HPV infection as prior infection does not protect one against future infections. Around 70% of cervical cancer cases in Hong Kong are caused by HPV 16 & 18.
Regular screening allows detection of abnormalities and early signs of cervical cancer. For preventing infection of HPV (the major cause of cervical cancer), one effective means is vaccination.
To learn more about cervical cancer and its prevention with new technology, a campaign on Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness will be held in HKUST. Professor Paul KS Chan (Professor and Honorary Consultant of The Chinese University of Hong Kong) specializing in viral oncology, is invited to give us a talk on this topic.
Exhibition: 9-18 Oct, 2008
Health Talk: 15 Oct, 2008
Vaccination: 15-18 Oct, 2008
For details of the program, please note further announcements from the Health, Safety and Environment Office or the University Medical Clinic.