What is cervical Cancer and its causes, symptoms and Prevention?
Cervical cancer is the type of cancer present in the lowest part of uterus called cervix. The cervix connects it to the vagina. When there is an abnormal uncontrolled multiplication of the cells of the cervix it develops into cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in the world. And the second most common cancer after breast cancer among women.
Early Symptoms of Cervical Cancer include: –
- Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
- Abdominal or Pelvic pain
- Painful Intercourse
- Post-Menopausal Bleeding
Almost all cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during intercourse. HPV is so common that most people get it at some time in their lives. In some cases, HPV will go away on its own, if it does not, there is a chance that over time it may cause cervical cancer.
Other Things that Can Increase Your Risk of Cervical cancer: –
- Having Several Sexual partners
- Having Given Birth to three or more children
- Using Birth control pills for a long time
Prevention from Cervical Cancer
1. Avoid Sexual Intercourse in teens or older
2. Avoid Multiple sex Partners
Radiance Hospital is the best hospital in Mohali, Chandigarh provides the best doctors and latest treatments to cancer patients. Dr. Raman Singla (Cancer Surgeon at Mohali) has experience of 20 years in the field of surgery in gynecological cancer and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Rimmy Singla ( best Gynae/Obs & IVF Specialist in Mohali) suggests that effective primary (HPV vaccination) & secondary prevention can prevent most cervical cancer cases.