Know more about Cervical Cancer

Needless to say, Cervical cancer is about cancel of the cervix. I hope you guys know where the cervix is! The cervix (or neck of the uterus) is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina. Most importantly, one should know the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, which is what I wish to educate people here about. During the early stages of cervical cancer, you may not observe any signs or symptoms. However do take note if you observe the following: Vaginal bleeding, contact bleeding or (rarely) a vaginal mass may indicate the presence of malignancy. Moderate pain during sexual intercourse and vaginal discharge are also symptoms of cervical cancer.

Those who are more at risk include female smokers, women with multiple sex partners, women who have started having sex at a young age, say around 12 years old as well as women who have had sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphillis. As long as you have been sexually active, you are actually more prone to be at risk of cervical cancer!

Do you also know that the Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus which is closely linked to cervical cancer? Nearly 70% of cases of cervical cancer involve HPV. Hence one prevention of cervical cancer is to get vaccinated against HPV. Then you can also practise safe sex by using condoms. Go for regular pap smear screening to detect cervical cancer. This is most important during the early stages when there are no signs and symptoms.

Hope the above has been useful information. Do go to to give your support to this cause and to spread awareness of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented through vaccination. Thank you! You can also get more information on cervical cancer here.

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