Medical Mission: Cervical Cancer Screening, Cryotherapy and Breast Examination
A Medical Mission was successfully conducted last November 10, 2019 (Sunday) in partnership with Quezon Medical Center’s (QMC) Women’s Health Center together with Lucena City’s Rotary Club. After celebrating the Sunday Mass at Sr. Teresa of Sto. Niño Center, Inc, an insightful orientation and talk about Cervical Cancer Screening was given by Dra. Belen T. Garana, Head of the OB/Gyne Department of QMC to the mothers of the Center. Dra. Garana discussed the dangers of Cervical Cancer, how to identify whether someone is positive with HPV and the different methods done when undergoing a Cervical Cancer Screening Test.
Most mothers that underwent the screening test were from newly admitted families of the Center, that is why most of them were visibly afraid and nervous. The mothers were oriented that there is nothing to be ashamed and be scared of when they undergo such Screening Tests. Dra. Garana also urged the mothers to do a yearly check up just to make sure that the mothers are HPV free. After the talk, a total of 49 mothers were accommodated to undergo the a Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA), Breast Examination, and a Biopsy to those who were positive with genital wart.
Aware of our being as the Body of Christ, we are committed to care for life, to comprehensive health promotion and to attend to the most vulnerable among us: “Whatever you do to the sick members you do it to me and I am grateful to you for it.” (MR. 9,5) (Const. 26)
Following the footstep of Fr. Palau, through our Sr. Teresa of Sto. Niño Center, we are bringing God’s compassion and mercy to those who suffer by any form, accompanying them in their self care and physical healing. As disciple of Christ, He sends us out to proclaim the Good News of salvation and heal the sick. ( Mt. 10, 7-8)
Let us be united to be an instrument of promoting the culture of life and healing to the wounded Body of Christ.
Sr. Sharon S. Villafranca, CMT and Marian Seychelle M. Royola, Medical Health Program