Cervical Cancer Prevention

“CERVICAL CANCER IS A DISEASE IN WHICH MALIGNANT (CANCER) CELLS FORM IN THE TISSUE OF THE CERVIX .”


WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THIS DISEASE?

It is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

HOW IS THIS VIRUS TRANSMITTED?

 

It is transmitted from one person to the other through sexual contact?

do condoms prevent the transmission of hpv?

 

No it does not.This is because HPV can also be found around the genitals (areas not covered by the condom).

 

am i at risk of cervical cancer if i have just one partner?

 

 

Whether one or multiple sexual partners, you still stand the risk and should go for a screening. Having multiple sexual partners only increases your risk.

 

how does hpv cause cervical cancer?

 

 

When the virus is transmitted to the cervix, it starts to cause abnormal changes which if not treated, can cause cervical cancer over the years

 

 

what are the signs & symptoms?

 

 

There are usually no signs and symptoms at the early stages. However, some women may experience:

 

Pain during sex

Low back pain

Bleeding after sex

Bleeding in between menstrual periods

 

Excessive vaginal discharge

 

 

how can i prevent cervical cancer?

 

 

You can prevent cervical cancer by having regular screening and vaccination.

 

A cervical screening will enable your doctor  detect pre-cancerous cells early enough when you still have several options of treatment.  

 

 

 

 

A HPV vaccine will protect you by stimulating your body to produce antibodies to fight the virus whenever it is introduced into your  body.

 

Vaccines are available for girls from the age of 10

 

 

will you like to have a cervical screening?

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