European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
22 January, 2024 (All day) to 28 January, 2024 (All day)

We observe European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week from January 15 to 21 this year— the penultimate week of January. We use this week to spread awareness about cervical cancer and its effects. Cervical cancer is curable with early detection. It is also very slow to spread, increasing the chances of cure. All we have to do is test and start treatment before cancer grows. Doctors say that prolonged exposure to certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) can be the main cause of cervical cancer. It is a very common virus, and it is sexually transmitted. Most women would have had it at some point in their life, but it won’t always manifest as cancer.

How To Observe European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

  • Spread awareness about cervical cancerThe bulk of fatalities due to cervical cancer is a lack of awareness. Many people still do not know about cervical cancer. Use this week to spread accurate information about the condition to as many people as possible.
  • Volunteer for a cervical cancer campaignThere are still people out there who haven't tested for H.P.V. Some of them are unaware, and others think they are safe, because of the absence of symptoms. Find groups volunteering to help people with the condition, and help them connect with those who are not yet aware of it.
  • Raising funds for cancer treatmentOrganise events to raise funds to help people suffering from cervical cancer. If you are not well connected, you can still help with whatever you can. No help is small for those who need it.