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All You Wanted To Know About Cervical Cancer

Posted: May 22, 2019

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A girl/woman is the backbone of our society and hence it is very necessary for her to lead a healthy life. Today, we are going to discuss about cervical cancer, a problem that all women should be aware of.

What is cervical cancer: “Cancer arising from the cervix of women ( lower part of the uterus), is called cervical cancer.”

Causing factor of this disease: This cancer is basically caused by a virus that is called human papillomavirus (HPV).

What is HPV: Human papillomavirus is commonly transmitted through  sexual contact from one to another. This virus generally causes no symptoms and goes away itself but sometimes it causes serious illness.

Symptoms of cervical cancer:

  • Pain in pelvic area
  • Pain during sex
  • Abdominal vaginal discharge
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abnormal menstruation

If you feel any of the above symptoms, it is better to see a medical specialist.

Diagnosis of cervical cancer: If symptoms show, a pap test from the pelvic area is conducted. When an anomaly of cells is detected in the Pap test, doctors may recommend other diagnostic procedures for checking cancerous cells.

How to prevent cervical cancer: We always hear that prevention is the best medication, so it is necessary to keep taking preventive measures like:

  • Regular Pap testing
  • Awareness about sexual activity
  • HPV vaccination

So if you want to stay away from this disease, then keep these key points always healthy and healthy.

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Shailja is a writer,blogger & a content curator by profession. A editor in collaboration with

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