Cervical Cancer: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman made several announcements in the budget regarding health care including vaccination for girls. He said that vaccination of girls aged 9 to 14 years is being encouraged especially to prevent cervical cancer. Why is awareness about this cancer now? Is this cancer so dangerous? Now let's find out what causes this cancer.
Cervical cancer is a growth of cells that starts in the uterus. If breast cancer is in the first place among the cancers that trouble women around the world, cervical cancer is in the second place. It is a sexually transmitted disease. This cancer is caused by human papilloma virus. Surveys say that 80 percent of sexually active women over the age of fifty get this virus. Some of those infected with this virus develop cancer. Therefore, the central government thinks that vaccination should be done to prevent cancer.
If you get cancer without getting the vaccination, you will have to undergo surgery to remove the cancer. There are drugs, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy drugs to shrink cancer cells. Radiation therapy is also part of the treatment. But the symptoms of this cancer do not appear in the beginning. As the problem progresses, its signs and symptoms emerge.
The symptoms are..
Bleeding from the vagina after intercourse, between periods or after menopause. This is the main symptom of cervical cancer. Menstrual bleeding is heavier than usual..longer days. Bad smell can come from vaginal discharge. Vaginal bleeding can also cause bad smell. Pain during intercourse, pelvic pain is more common. If you have these symptoms you should see a doctor immediately.
Cervical cancer starts when healthy cells in the cervix develop changes in their DNA. When healthy cells die as part of their natural life cycle, they become a tumor. They can attack and destroy healthy body tissue. Over time, the cells break off and spread to other parts of the body. Most cervical cancers are caused by HPV. It is a sexually transmitted virus.
Smoking doubles the risk of cervical cancer. So it is better to stay away from it. Otherwise the infections caused by the virus will also cause trouble. Even if the number of sexual partners is high, the chances of getting this cancer are high if your partner has a high number of sexual partners. Engaging in sexual activity at a young age also increases this risk. Sexually transmitted infections also increase the risk of this cancer. If the immune system is low, the situation is serious.
To reduce the risk..
To prevent cervical cancer.. HPV infection should be vaccinated. It reduces the risk of related cancers. Ask your doctor if the vaccine is right for you before getting it. With the intention of controlling this cancer, the central government wants to speed up the vaccination process.
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