5th September 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal Legislature is
calling on women to get regular pap smear testing for cervical
cancer, which can save lives by detecting abnormalities at an
"We want to encourage women to go and get
tested at their nearest clinic. It is important to get tested
and to know your cervical cancer status, so that if one is found
to be sick they can be treated while the cancer is still in its
early stages," said IFP Spokesperson on Health, Mrs Ncamisile
"This particular form of the disease can be a
silent killer as it has no obvious symptoms, which is why pap
smear testing is so crucial. Let us also make it our business to
learn as much as possible about factors that affect our
well-being, the health of our families, friends and communities
in general," continued Mrs Nkwanyana.
"We believe that media education campaigns can
increase women’s awareness of the importance of pap smear tests.
We also applaud the work done by researchers and NGOs in
sharing their expert knowledge and skills. We also call on men
to test for prostate cancer," concluded Mrs Nkwanyana.
Mrs Ncamisile Nkwanyana MPL, IFP
Spokesperson on Health, 084 736 5183 / 078 302 3991
For Media Enquiries:
IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675