- Published: 29 May 2015
The Bataan General Hospital observed the Cervical Awareness Month with a theme of "Babae, Mahalaga Ka: Laban ng Kababaihan at Proteksyon sa Kinabukasan" and the highlight of the celebration was the conduct of free Pap smear to all the women of Bataan aged 21 and above last May 21, 2015. It was preceded by a short program wherein Dr. Mithi C. Romero, OIC-Chief of Medical Professional Staff, gave her welcome remarks emphasizing the importance of having an annual pap smear as part of the screening for cervical cancer. Dr. King B. Porciuncula from the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology gave a short lecture about the cervical cancer, its causes, risk factors as well as the measures on how to prevent it.