Cancer of one of the female organs (cervix)The easiest female cancer to prevent through screening
The main cause of cervical cancer is infection with genital Human Papillomavirus [pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus] or HPV
- Genital HPV is a virus that is spread by sex
- You could have been infected with HPV years ago but only recently had it found on a test
- There are many different types of HPV
- Certain “high-risk” HPV types can cause cell changes and cervical cancer
How to lower Risk
- Get regular Pap tests and follow up, if necessary
- Limit your number of sex partners
- Choose a sex partner who has had no or few prior sex partners
- Do not smoke cigarettes
- Keep a healthy diet and lifestyle
- Use condoms consistently and correctly during sexual activity
- Early symptoms
- Thin, watery, blood tinged vaginal discharge frequently goes unrecognized by the patient.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Blood stained foul vaginal discharge
- Late symptoms
- Pain, leg oedema.
- Urinary and rectal symptoms
- Rectal bleeding
- Radiotherapy & Surgery.
- Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy followed by Surgery.
- Palliative treatment