One thought on “#epiclovetalk#cervicalcancerpreventionCervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer.When exposed to HPV, the body’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.You can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer by having screening tests and receiving a vaccine that protects against HPV infection

  1. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is a hollow cylinder that connects the lower part of a woman’s uterus to her vagina. Most cervical cancers begin in cells on the surface of the cervix.

    Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of death among American women. That has changed since screening tests became widely available.

    Symptoms of cervical cancer

    Many women with cervical cancer don’t realize they have the disease early on, because it usually doesn’t cause symptoms until the late stages. When symptoms do appear, they’re easily mistaken for common conditions like menstrual periods and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

    Typical cervical cancer symptoms are:

    unusual bleeding, such as in between periods, after sex, or after menopause
    vaginal discharge that looks or smells different than usual
    pain in the pelvis
    needing to urinate more often
    pain during urination
    If you notice any of these symptoms, see your doctor for an exam. Find out how your doctor will diagnose cervical cancer.


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