Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Pink Movement:Dance vs. Cervical Cancer

July 24, 2010. Republiq, Resorts World. GlaxoSmithKline and Healthway partnered with Laban Ni Maria and Brainbox, Inc. for the biggest all-girl dance competition for the cervical cancer advocacy. Girls from 21 schools and 16 dance studios participated to support the advocacy. Hosted by Iya Villania, JC Cuadrado, and DJ Suzy of Magic 89.9.

Iya Villania, JC Cuadrado, and DJ Suzy of Magic 89.9 
Choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy teaches the moves

Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet 
Cervical Cancer by the Numbers

  • 2   Cervical Cancer is the second biggest cause of female mortality globally
  • 510, 000  World Health Organization’s (WHO) estimate of new cervical cancer cases annually worldwide
  • 288, 000  yearly deaths around the world because of cervical cancer, according to WHO
  • 80  percent of cervical cancer cases found in developing countries in the world
  • 245, 000 estimated number of new cervical cancer cases found in Asia every year 
      • 7, 277  estimated new cervical cancer cases every year in the Philippines according to survey done in Rizal, Cebu, and Davao by Department of Health (DOH)
      • 12 estimated number of deaths (daily) in the Philippines due to cervical cancer
      • 35 the age to start getting a Pap smear for women who have not engaged in vaginal intercourse
      • 200 number of Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV) acknowledged to exist
      • 15 number of HPV types said to be high-risk (cancer-causing)
      • 16 & 18 HPV types which cause 70% of cervical cancer cases
      • 45 3rd most common cancer-causing HPV types which is prevalent among Filipinas

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