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Cervical Cancer: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Stages, Prevention, Screening and Treatment

September 3, 2019

Click subscribe and bell icon to get regular notifications What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus which leads to the vagina. Symptoms of cervical cancer Mostly, cervical cancer shows symptoms only in advanced stages: Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, bleeding between periods, bleeding after menopause Pelvic pain, bloody vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge with foul smell Risk factors for cervical cancer 80-90% of the cases are related to HPV (Human Papillomavirus), a sexually transmitted virus. Other risk factors are: smoking, weakened immune system, long term use of birth control pills Cervical cancer stages Diagnostic tests help to stage cancer. Stage 1: Cancer is present in the cervical lining and deeper tissue. Stage 2: Cancer spreads to the uterus and nearby areas. Stage 3: Cancer may spread outside the pelvis. Stage 4: Cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Cervical cancer screening Regular screening between ages 21-65 helps to detect signs of cancer early. Pap test HPV test Cervical cancer treatment Yashoda Hospitals offers HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) for cervical cancer and other cancers in the pelvis and stomach region. We also have other procedures: robotic surgery to remove cervix or uterus, if needed radiation and chemotherapy to treat locally advanced cancer Immunotherapy to boost the immune system. Palliative care for relief from the symptoms. Cervical cancer prevention Some measures to prevent cervical cancer are: HPV vaccine Cervical cancer screening Practicing safe sex Having fewer sexual partners Stopping smoking [Music]

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