Training workshop for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer
The Department of Women and Child Health in cooperation with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department & the Laboratory Department at the Royal Hospital along with the United Nations Population Fund organized Today (Tuesday) the second training workshop on early detection of cervical cancer at the National Genetic Center.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women globally, regionally, and locally.
The training workshop comes in preparation for the implementation of the national study to measure the "prevalence rate and genotypes of human papillomavirus (HPV) among Omani women", as the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer.
The workshop aims to introduce obstetricians and gynecologists to the early detection methods of cervical cancer, diagnosis and treatment of cases with positive test result (abnormal cells in the cervical smear), as well as theoretical training. The female doctors received practical training on how to take a cervical smear with instructions on transporting samples, starting from the clinics and then to the histology laboratory at the Royal Hospital.
The workshop gathered 27 female doctors from 27 health institutions that were selected to participate in the study from different governorates.
Moreover, the Ministry of Health urges all women between the ages of 25-49 years to head to the nearest health institution and participate in the study that will benefit them to early detect cervical cancer and avoid reaching the late stages of the disease.