Women Must Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

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 early stage.


"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 Nkwanyana, MPL.


"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.



Issued by: 

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