Women in Mashonaland East Province have opened up on some of the practices that cause cervical cancer in Zimbabwe.

This comes as the First Lady, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa has declared war on cancer by embarking on countrywide awareness campaigns, and bringing salvation to many women in Zimbabwe.

Speaking to the First Lady, who had toured Marondera Provincial Hospital today, some women testified that the use of herbals has contributed to the spread of cancer.

The however said that while most of them have knowledge on the causes, the patriarchal society forces them to put their lives at risk.

Hundreds of women have so far benefited from the cervical and breast cancer campaign.

However, more still needs to be as some members of apostolic sects are adamant that they will not set their foot in hospitals.

Despite the bad roads and long distances involved, the First Lady vowed to take the campaign to all marginalised communities and this has been witnessed when she put up at Karanda hospital in Dotito with the same message of saving lives through undergoing cancer screening.

After Cde Mnangagwa had donated food stuffs to Marondera hospital, the leadership then donated two beasts to her.