cervical cancer

World Cancer Day! Know how to survive the Cervical cancer!

Join in the fight against cervical cancer. Know the Causes, symptoms, prevention tips, and more about HPV infection on World Cancer Day.

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Did you know cervical cancer ranks as the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide? Every 8 minutes, a woman dies of cervical cancer in India. Cervical cancer stands as the second most prevalent cause of cancer-related fatalities in women in India, contributing to 25% of the global cervical cancer death toll in the country.

While we mourn this loss, there is a reason for hope. Cervical cancer is preventable. Awareness and early detection can help save lives. Why wait for tomorrow? Let’s embrace regular screening and vaccinations. Cancer doesn’t discriminate; it can strike anytime.

It’s time to take charge! Let’s raise awareness, share knowledge, and empower each other for a healthier future. Your well-being is a treasure; embrace it! Let’s shed light on an important fact this World Cancer Day!

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer begins in the cells of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus connecting it to the vagina, also known as the birth canal.

Causes

Around 70-80% of cervical cancer cases are a result of infections caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Persistent HPV infection is the primary cause of cervical cancer, transmitted through sex. When exposed to HPV, the body’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years. This contributes to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.

Symptoms

In some cases there may be no symptoms. While there are a few symptoms. Here’s how you can identify it:

  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding after Menopause
  • Foul smelling white discharge 
  • Low back pain
  • Vaginal Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pelvic or Back Pain
  • Bleeding after douching
  • Increased Vaginal Discharge

Preventive Measures

Prevent cervical cancer through regular screenings, Pap tests, and HPV tests for precancer detection and treatment. HPV vaccination, practicing safe sex with c*ndoms, limiting partners, and routine testing for STDs contribute to overall sexual health. 

Treatment

Cervical cancer typically takes years to develop. Detecting and treating the precancerous lesions early is relatively easy, making early intervention highly effective. Regular screenings and early detection are game-changers. Cervical cancer is treated with surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation. Consult a gynecologic oncologist if diagnosed.

The HPV vaccine significantly reduces the risk. Our government recently announced in the annual budget to vaccinate those between the ages of 9 to 14, which is a significant step forward to prevent cervical cancer.

HPV is the culprit. Let’s pledge not only to save ourselves but also to spread awareness to prevent suffering. Join the fight against Cervical cancer. Spread awareness, save lives!

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