Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Say No to Cervical Cancer


(Cancer of the Cervix)

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is a disease that affects the cervix in the female reproductive system. The cervix is the lower portion of the uterus that connects the upper vagina to the uterus. It is about two inches in length. During childbirth, the cervix dilates, allowing the baby to travel from the uterus to the vagina.

Cervical cancer facts:

Causes and risk factors for cervical cancer have been identified and include human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, having many sexual partners, smoking, taking birth control pills, and engaging in early sexual contact.

HPV infection may causecervical dysplasia, or abnormal growth of cervical cells.

Regular pelvic exams and Pap testing can detect precancerous changes in the cervix.

Precancerous changes in the cervix may be treated with cryosurgery, cauterization, or laser surgery.

The most common symptoms and signs of cervical cancer are abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain.

Cervical cancer can be diagnosed using a Pap smear or other procedures that sample the cervix tissue.

Chest X-rays, CT scan, MRI, and a PET scan may be used to determine the stage of cervical cancer.

Cancer of the cervix requires different treatment than cancer that begins in other parts of the uterus.

Treatment options for cervical cancer include radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy.

Two vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, are available to prevent HPV infection.

The prognosis of cervical cancer depends upon the stage and type of cervical cancer and the tumor size.

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