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What is Cervical Cancer?
Cervix is the lower narrow part of the uterus which connects the uterus to the vagina. Uterus is a pear shaped hollow organ which forms a part of the female reproductive system – where the baby grows during pregnancy. Cervix opens into vagina (birth cannel) which leads to the outside of the body.
Regular pelvic exams and pap tests are important to detect cervical cancer at an early stage. These tests are necessary because a woman may not experience any signs and symptom at an early stage of the disease. As the cancer progresses signs and symptoms of cervical cancer may appear which include -
Certain risk factors about cervical cancer which tend to increase your chances for getting this disease include – early sexual activity before the age of 18 years, other sexually transmitted diseases, different sexual partners, cigarette smoking and a weak immune system. Certain preventive measures like having fewer sexual partners, delay in the first intercourse and no smoking can greatly reduce the risk of developing cervical cancers in women. Any unusual signs and symptoms which you experience should be brought to notice with your specialist for an early diagnosis and treatment.
Cervical Cancer Facts
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|