Cervical cancer curable

There is no denying the fact that cases of cervical cases have been rising. As per records, out of the 6,000 new cancer patients detected in the city each year, around 1,000 are women who suffer from this disease. However, cervical cancer is curable if detected in early stages.
One of the major risk factors that leads to such changes is the human pappilloma virus (HPV). HPV is a group of viruses that can infect the cervix. It is one of the causes of nearly all cervical cancers. The virus is transmitted through sexual contact and if it persists for a longer duration in the genital tract then it becomes infectious. Mostly, women from rural background, least aware about the importance of hygiene of the genital organs, are prone to the disease.
Smoking slightly increases the risk of cervical cancer. Infection with HIV, or taking drugs that suppress the immune system also increase the risk.
Cervical cancer is more common among women who do not go for regular Pap tests. The Pap test helps doctor to find abnormal cells. If the cellular changes are diagnosed early then killing the cells before turning cancerous can prevent cervical cancer. Doctors say women can reduce the risk of cervical cancer by regular Pap test. Read more…


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