Cervical Cancer: Awareness and Prevention

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Pliro
Written by Pliro
Jan 28, 2019 Last updated: Mar 26, 2019
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As it is commonly known, cervical cancer is found in most of the women at late years and cannot be cured unless treated well in time.

The bitter truth everyone has to face is that mostly, diseases are taken very lightly until proven otherwise for their consequences. In many cases, people do not even have an idea about the diseases they are suffering from. From common symptoms of fever, flu and body aches to riskier symptoms of fatal diseases, proper care and medical attention on time is very unlikely.

Awareness of Cervical Cancer

Like many other fatal diseases, cervical cancer has its damaging factors as well. Women from the age of 35 to 44 may have more chances of suffering from it than the earlier aged women. Most common symptoms of cervical cancer are:

  1. Nature of bleeding may be from spotting to light bleeding as if during periods.
  2. Pain during and bleeding after an intercourse or after a pelvic exam by a doctor.
  3. Increased amount of discharge than most likely.
  4. Bleeding after menopause stage.
  5. Too much frequency of back pain or pelvic pain.

As these symptoms may be common when one suffers from a complete menstrual cycle or after examination, it is always advised to see a doctor in time. Even though some of the symptoms may be nothing, it is still better to be cautious than to find cure at later stages of the disease.

What can you do?

To aid to bringing awareness among the common masses, it is advisable to do the following:

  1. Run medical awareness camps.
  2. Provide initial information and create awareness programs that can run on local TV channels.
  3. Marketing and awareness campaigns about the disease can be published in newspapers. Moreover, in general health articles to be circulated in your neighborhood and otherwise.
  4. Take help from online health articles and blogs to create awareness among people of the targeted age.

Testing for Cervical Cancer

As it is necessary to keep a health check for everyone, women should most likely go through pap test that can identify early symptoms of cancer. At early stages, the cervical cancer can be easily controlled from spreading and becoming fatal.

Vaccination

HPV high risk vaccination can be done to prevent one from totally suffering from slightest symptoms of cervical cancer. A mild form of this disease is genital warts. The genital warts can be prevented by the use of anti HPV vaccine.

The vaccination can be done during the preteen years helping both boys and girls of the same age. A total number of 12-14 vaccines can be taken at this stage, however, at later ages, lesser dose requirement can prevent from cervical cancer easily.

Stages of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer can start early with lower risk symptoms and curable percentage. But, if not treated in time, it can form into stage II cervical cancer. It can become fatal even if is retained in pelvic region and have not spread to lumph nodes. About almost 63% people have survived the second stage cervical cancer, but as it proceeds further into the vagina, it gets difficult to cure.

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