Indians top inc cervical cancer deaths in world, says MSSH doc

Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), SAS Nagar, organised a workshop on cervical cancer and other gynecological problems on Tuesday. Nearly 60 teachers participated in the seminar.
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Updated on Jan 28, 2014 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Sas Nagar

Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), SAS Nagar, organised a workshop on cervical cancer and other gynecological problems on Tuesday. Nearly 60 teachers participated in the seminar.


Dr Seema Sharma, senior consultant, obstetrics and gynecology, MSSH, said Indians top in cervical cancer deaths in the world.

"We were at a high risk of developing cervical cancer. Around 10 women die of this disease every hour in South East Asia and out of which eight of them are from India,"said Dr Sharma.

She added that cervical cancer has become the most common cancer among women in India with 1,00,000 new cases reported every year in the country.

Dr Sharma said woman should seek medical guidance in case of abnormal vaginal bleeding, bleeding after menopause, bleeding following coitus or pelvic examination or increased vaginal discharge.

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