Cervical Cancer prevention
Updated: Jan 17, 2022
Cervical cancer is 2nd most common cancer in females after breast cancer and is caused by sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) . The virus which also causes genital warts.
Being infected with this virus does not mean that u will get cervical cancer.
Repeated untreated infection causes abnormal cell development on cervix over the years and which in turn develop into a cancer.
Good part is that most infections resolve by their own.
Early marriage/commencement of sexual activity at early age
Multiple sexual partner
Altered immunity/HIV infection
Regular screening with PAP test/LBC and HPV testing --to find any abnormal cell changes/precancerous lesions and treat them on time.
Receiving HPV Vaccine. Best results obtained when vaccine is received before commencement of sexual activity or marriage.
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