Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
The Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre (CCPTC) in Catholic Hospital, Battor yesterday celebrated its 5th anniversary. At a colourful event at the CCPTC Hall, the Centre unveiled its second screening atlas which reveals the burden of disease caused by Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs). The atlas will be used by alumni of the CCPTC and health workers across Ghana to educate the public about HPV and prevention of HPV related diseases.
High risk HPVs cause oropharyngeal (throat) and genital cancers in women and men [cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis]. Low risk HPVs cause genital and oropharyngeal warts in men and women.