Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer is caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is sexually transmitted. Not all types of HPV cause cancer.
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Cervical cancer in India: every year in india cervical cancer The cases are increasing. It is the second most common cancer in women and Asia has the highest number of cervical cancer cases. India accounts for more than half of the total deaths worldwide due to cervical cancer. This cancer occurs in 18 per 1 lakh women. For the last few years, the cases of this disease are increasing continuously.
Cervical cancer is caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The HPV virus spreads in a sexually transmitted manner. Although there are other reasons for its occurrence. Not all types of HPV cause cancer. Furthermore, it is the most common viral infection of the genital tract. However, our body is capable of fighting the infection and eliminating the virus. That’s why in many women, this cancer also ends on its own, but women suffering from diseases like weak immunity and AIDS are less likely to survive. There are four stages of this cancer. In the fourth stage, cancer spreads to many parts of the body. It is treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery, although the chances of survival of the patient in the fourth stage are very less.
What do experts say
Gynecology department at Madhukar Rainbow Hospital, Delhi Dr Swati Sinha Explains that awareness about the symptoms of cervical cancer is necessary. Having regular Pap smears after the age of 21 or after becoming sexually active helps in early detection of the disease. Obesity, smoking, and long-term use of birth control pills increase the chances of developing cervical cancer.
These are the symptoms of cervical cancer
Bleeding from the private part of a woman apart from periods
Pain in lower abdomen while passing urine
bleeding after sex
Always smelling from the private part of the woman
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Dr. Swati Sinha says that cervical cancer can be prevented to a great extent. Awareness plays a big role in the prevention of cervical cancer. Women need to adopt a good lifestyle, which will reduce the chances of getting cervical cancer. To prevent this, females in the age group of 9-13 years should get vaccinated against HPV. The risk of getting cervical cancer is very low due to the HPV vaccine. Apart from this, it is also necessary to have sex in a safe way.
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