Cervical cancer can be cured

There are approximately 1,22,000 new cases of cervical cancer in India, of which around 67,500 are women. Cervical cancer is the cause of 11.1 percent of all cancer related deaths. This situation gets worse because only 3.1 percent of the women in the country are investigated for this condition, due to which the remaining women live in the shadow of danger.

Recent data suggest that cervical or cervical cancer has emerged as the second most common cause of cancer death in Indian women between the ages of 15 and 44 years. If treatment starts on time, freedom from this disease can be achieved.

There are approximately 1,22,000 new cases of cervical cancer in India, of which around 67,500 are women. Cervical cancer is the cause of 11.1 percent of all cancer related deaths. This situation gets worse because only 3.1 percent of the women in the country are investigated for this condition, due to which the remaining women live in the shadow of danger.

Cervical cancer affects the lining of the cervix, ie the lower part of the uterus. There are two types of cells in the lining of the cervix - squamous or flat cells and columnar cells. In the area of ​​the cervix where one cell transforms into another type of cell, it is called the squamo-columnar junction. This is the area where cancer is most likely to develop. Cervical cancer develops slowly and develops over time.

Padma Shri Dr. K.K., President of Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) Aggarwal said that cervical cancer is mostly caused by human papilloma virus or HPV . Almost all cervical cancers are caused by long-term infection with one of the HPVs.

He said that HPV infection is spread through sexual contact or skin contact. In some women, HPV infection persists in the cells of the cervix and causes the disease. These changes can be detected by routine cervical cancer screening (Pap test). With the Pap test, a superficial sample of cells from the cervix is ​​taken with a brush during routine pelvic test and sent to a laboratory for analysis of the cells.

Some symptoms of cervical cancer include abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal bleeding after menopause or sexual contact, longer-than-normal menstruation, other abnormal vaginal discharge, and pain during sexual intercourse.

Dr. Aggarwal further explained, "Cervical cancer can often be prevented by vaccination and modern screening techniques that detect anterior changes in the cervix. Treatment of cervical cancer depends on many factors, such as Cancer status, other health problems. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or all three can also be used. "

There are also some tips to prevent cervical cancer

-Avoid sexual contact with multiple individuals without condoms.

Get a pap test done every three years, because timely diagnosis makes treatment easier.

Quit smoking because nicotine and other components in cigarettes pass through the bloodstream and all of this accumulates in the cervix, where they inhibit the growth of cervical cells. Smoking can also suppress the immune system.

Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but stay away from obesity.
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