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Jakarta Post

Women spreading awareness of cervical cancer

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 23 2009   /  12:27 pm

Women supported by the Indonesian Cancer Foundation are pushing for more cervical cancer awareness campaigns. Speaking at a campaign event Saturday, head of the foundation's education division, Sumaryati Arjoso, said that cervical cancer killed the most number of women in Indonesia and other developing nations than any other cancer. Meanwhile, Laila Nuranna, head of the oncology gynecology division at the University of Indonesia's medical faculty, estimated that in Indonesia, there were 40 new cases of cervical cancer everyday, while 20 women died from cervical cancer daily. "The largest cause of death in women results from childbirth and other complications related to birth and abortion, with more than 28 per day," she said. Laila said globally that 700 women, or a woman every two minutes, died of cervical cancer everyday. About 80 percent of deat...