There’s no shortage of commercials on television talking about cervical cancer and how the interviewee now is at increased risk because they were never vaccinated against human papilloma virus. So let’s start from the beginning, what is a cervix? It is the lower, narrow portion of your uterus that connects to the vagina via the vaginal canal. One of the most common causes of cervical cancer is human papilloma virus. Vaccination against the strains of the virus that lead to cancer are available and recommended for boys and girls from 11 or 12 years of age up until 26 years.
Screening is performed using pap smears to check for the presence of abnormal cells in the cervix. Pap smears should be performed from early twenties to the age of 65 and the duration between tests will vary depending on the results. In early stages of cervical cancer individuals are usually asymptomatic and that is one of the most important reasons to get screened regularly. If precancerous cells are found women can be treated before those cells become cancerous. For more information or to get screened speak to your gynecologist.
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