• Dr Harsha Jain

Cervical Cancer prevention

Updated: Jan 17



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.





CAUSES:

  • Early marriage/commencement of sexual activity at early age

  • Multiparity

  • Multiple sexual partner

  • Smoking

  • Altered immunity/HIV infection




PREVENTION:


  • 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.


Visit - www.drharshajain.in/ call 01142728122 for appointment


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