Eye on Health: World Asthma Day and Cervical Cancer Awareness

Helen Farmer is welcoming in Dr Ali Razzak, Family Medicine Consultant and Dr Nitin Verma, Consultant Paediatrician both from Kings College Hospital, Dubai. Dr Razzak will be talking about the smoking cessation programmes they have at KCH and Dr Verma, who specialises in paediatric allergy and respiratory disorders will inform us about the triggers, and give tips to prevent asthma attacks. Today is World Asthma Day.

In the second hour we have Dr Pamela Munster back on the show to discuss cervical cancer. Pamela Munster is a dedicated oncologist: a professor with Department of Medicine (Hematology/ Oncology), UCSF and the Director of Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit and Leader, Development Therapeutics Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA. She is also Director of the Oncology Centre at Zulekha Hospital, UAE and the Cause Ambassador for the “Chance to Change” cervical cancer awareness campaign. 

The Chance to Change campaign is to raise awareness of cervical cancer and Zulekha Hospital are offering free consultations with Specialists and following on, if an HPV Vaccination or PAP Smear test is recommended, those will also be free. Just until the 31st of July. 

Many women despise going for their regular smear test and we’ve found that some high tech big wigs are getting behind a redesign of the age old speculum (first designed in the 1840s!)

In our discussions and research we found this charity which aims to raise awareness of the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval. 

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