Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Cervical Cancer Awareness: Sagicor treats women to free pap smears

Held in honour of Cervical Cancer Awareness month celebrated in April, the event sought to bring attention to the disease.

Held in honour of Cervical Cancer Awareness month celebrated in April, the event sought to bring attention to the disease.

Sagicor Life Jamaica offered a number of free health checks to its clients and members of the public last Friday at their Wellness Day activity at the Sagicor Life Head Office in New Kingston.

Held in honour of Cervical Cancer Awareness month celebrated in April, the event sought to bring attention to the disease, which is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths for Jamaican women between the ages 30 to 50 years.

Cervical cancer is commonly referred to as the most preventable cancer, as early detection through regular screenings can lead to identification and treatment of abnormal cell changes.

In keeping with the focus of the Wellness Day, over 50 women received free Pap smear examination; other health checks that were done included blood sugar, blood cholesterol, blood pressure and ECG tests. The checks were conducted by the medical team at the Sagicor Paramedic Unit with support from the Jamaica Cancer Society.

 “At Sagicor, the health and overall well-being of our clients and the general public is important to us and this Wellness Day activity is just one of the many avenues through which we provide free health checks for members of the communities we serve,” said Renee Rickards, Brand Manager, Sagicor Life Jamaica.

The Sagicor Life team frequently utilises the Sagicor Mobile Health Bus to provide free health checks to various communities throughout the island.

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