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No one is too young for Cervical Cancer


No one is too young for cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by HPV virus’s which are a group of over 100 viruses causing cervical cancer due to infections during sexual intercourse or due to transmission during oral sex.
Multiple sexual partners can increase the risk manifold
The HPV vaccine, a preventative vaccine helps protect against cervical cancers.  Ideally, the vaccine needs to be taken as soon a girl attains puberty before the onset of sexual activity.

cervical cancer

Most pre-cancers and early-stage cervical cancers have no symptoms at all. However, a few common Cervical Cancer Symptoms are:
  • Bleeding between periods.
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse.
  • Bleeding in post-menopausal women.
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse.
  • Smelly vaginal discharge.
  • Vaginal discharge tinged with blood.
  • Pelvic pain
Cervical Cancer Treatment options depend upon the stage of cancer and can be surgery followed by chemotherapy.
Early diagnosis, as with most cancers is important for complete cure and recovery.
A simple pap smear, a gyne check once a year is imperative and helps with diagnosis even when there are no symptoms.
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