03 Jun Cervix cancer
Every third woman is infected with cervix cancer in India. Indian women are being diagnosed very late because of a lack of awareness. Some don’t have money for treatment, some don’t even know that they are even suffering from HPV.
Cervix cancer is the second most common form of cancer in India after breast cancer. Most victims are between 30- 60 years of age.
What is Cervix cancer?
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Cervical cancer affects the entrance to the womb. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus.
It is due to abnormal growth of cells in our cervix.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.
What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There can be two things, one HPV can be harmless to someone that means that a person may not get infected by HPV and second may prove harmful to someone. That may lead to cancer or genital lumps or warts.
There are many inputs HPV can enter a human’s body- vulva, rectum, anus, vagina, mouth, and throat as well. These kinds of HPV spreads because of sexual contact.
Some women don’t even know that they have HPV because they don’t show any symptoms of being infected.
Pain during sexual intercourse
Bleeding after menopause.
Watery or bloody vaginal discharge
Stage 1- Cancer cells grow in the cervix tissues.
Stage 2- Cancer cells grow in the uterus, walls of the pelvis and lower part of the vagina.
Stage 3- Then they block the uterus passage.
Stage 4- Then they spread tow bladder, liver, bones, and lungs.
Frequent intake of birth control pills.
Having many sex partners.
Weak immune system.
No awareness at the initial stage.
HPV DNA Test
Surgery at the initial stage removes the uterus.
Note- HPV Vaccine is given at the age of 11-12, which hinders the growth of HPV cells in the human cervix.
Don’t let cancer take away your song of life.
Don’t be late this time, consult a doctor to be fit.