Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation has emerged with a new way to increase the rate of diagnosis of cervical cancer and help remind women about recommended two-yearly pap smear test.
The foundation is urging women to register themselves for an SMS messaging service, which will act as a reminder and let them not forget to undergo a Pap smear test after every two years.
The foundation's Chief Executive Joe Tooma affirmed that majority of the women, nearly 90%, who die as a result of cervical cancer is due to the reason that they don't undergo regular smear test. Further, he emphasized that around 43% of women are not well acknowledged regarding the regular Pap smear test.
Mr. Tooma stated that although GPs keep reminding women regarding the test via posts, sending a text message is a better method, as women keep changing their residence and also their doctors.
He said, "Anecdotally, we know people tend to keep their mobile phone number for a long time, so sending them an SMS reminder will be a powerful tool in the fight against cervical cancer". The foundation, however, is asking out women to be a part of the Sister's Day on November 8, by wearing the theme color orange.
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