Learn About the Cervical Cancer Symptoms and Causes

Posted by naijaparents on December 21st, 2013

Cervical Cancer! A number of people have a common question about this topic – “Is this topic for me?” Indeed yes! Cervical Cancer happens when unusual and abnormal cells on the cervix growth are out of control. It is to be noted that cervix nothing but the lower part of the uterus which is connected to the vagina. Some people think that cervical cancer is a deadly disease which cannot be treated; however, this is not true. If it is detected at an early stage, then there is a good amount of chances that the patient can be cured effectively. Cervical causing cells can be easily identified at an early age with the help of a pap test.

What causes cervical cancer?

Human papillomavirus, or HPV is the virus which causes the growth and development of cervical cancer. People get infected with this virus by having sexual contact with someone who has this virus. It is to be noted that there are different types of HPV virus, and not all kinds of HPV virus are cancer causing viruses. It is to be noted that some of these viruses cause genital warts while others may not show any kind of symptoms.

At times, it may so happen that a person may have HPV for years and may not have any knowledge about the same. It stays in the body and may gradually develop into cervical cancer, which at times gets detected years after a person was infected. Hence, it becomes extremely crucial for women to undergo a Pap test on a periodic basis. A Pap test studies and examines the changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. If these cell changes are treated well in advance, cervical cancer can be prevented.

What are the symptoms?

It is to be noted that abnormal cervical cell changes hardly showcase any sort of symptoms. However, one can identify few symptoms if the cells have grown into cervical cancer. Symptoms of cervical cancer are:

• Pain during sex.

• Abnormal bleeding from the vagina or an unexplainable change in the menstrual cycle.

• Vaginal discharge that some blood in it.

• Bleeding during sex, or, when you put in a diaphragm.

How is it treated?

The following are the treatments prescribed for treating Cervical Cancer –

• Surgery, which involves removal of pelvic lymph nodes or hysterectomy with or without removal of both ovaries and Fallopian tube.

• Radiation therapy.

• Chemotherapy.

Browse the net for more information on the symptoms of cervical cancer and book an appointment with the doctor in case, you find any of the above mentioned symptoms.

About The Author:

This article is written by Bayo Ajibola, he is associated with Naija Parents. They keep you company in your journey to parenthood and beyond. Parenting is an exciting, but challenging time. They provide you with information on child parenting, may it be family planning, conception, pregnancy, labour and delivery, baby, toddlers, teenagers, finance or lifestyle.

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