Fight cervical cancer through prevention and early detection

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Fight cervical cancer through prevention and early detection

  1. 1. Fight Cervical Cancer Through Prevention And Early Detection Most common in women over the age of 30, cervical cancer affects the uterine cervix, a part of a woman’s reproductive system. Dr Malvika Sabharwal, Gynecologist, Nova Specialty Hospitals said, “Scientists are not completely sure why cells become cancerous. Human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus is responsible for about 99% of all cervical cancers. There are over 100 different types of HPV, most of which are considered low-risk and do not cause cervical cancer. High-risk HPV types may cause cervical cell abnormalities or cancer.” “Being a silent killer, symptoms of cervical cancer isn’t always obvious and it may not cause any symptoms at all until it has reached an advanced stage, where chances of survival are less and the treatment is expensive. Regular screenings are essential to combat this cancer before its spreads”, added Dr Malvika Sabharwal. You can do two important things. Get vaccinated against HPV and reduce risk by regular checkups. Click here to read this article. -Dr. Malvika Sabharwal Gynecologist Nova Specialty Hospitals

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