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Circumcision And Cervical Cancer

The bad news about cervical cancer is that it is one of the most common cancers affecting the female reproductive organs. But cheering! It is a slow-acting cancer and is 100 percent treatable if detected early.

Cervical cancer usually affects women between the ages of 30 and 55. The National Cancer Institute says more than 11,000 cases are diagnosed each year.

Who has cervical cancer? Naturally, any woman with a cervical neck is prone to this disease, but there are certain risk factors to consider. Sexual relations are one of them.

Women who start having intercourse before the age of 18 are more likely to develop the disease. The cervix does not necessarily cause a lot of menstrual transmission from different men, which may lead to various infections. These include papilloma virus (responsible for warts), genital herpes, chlamydia organisms, and other cancer-causing agents.

You have many pregnancies that start at a tender age, which puts you at risk for cervical cancer as well. On the positive side, women who use contraceptive methods, such as the cervix, diaphragm, or let their partner wear a condom, which in all cases protect the cervix, have a lower rate of cancer.

For some reason, smoking affects the cervix and the formation of nicotine in the organ can cause illness. Passive smokers face the same risk. So stop smoking now and avoid those who do. Diets rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and folacin are believed to protect against cervical cancer. Therefore, it may be wise to eat your vegetables.

Circumcision was once considered to protect women from cervical cancer but now we know that this is not true. This painful procedure has no medical benefit and should be encouraged except in certain cases.

Usually there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Warning alarms include postoperative bleeding, intermittent bleeding, or after menopause. In some cases, there is a fluid drainage from the vagina. Dull back pain can be felt later.

With early detection, cervical cancer is very easy to treat because it does not spread to the uterus. Annual pelvic exams and regular Pap tests can save you a lot of trouble.

Since the 1940s, Pap smear has reduced cervical cancer mortality by 70 percent. Today, only about three percent of women die from this disease because of this valuable test.

"Pap smear is the best screening procedure for cervical cancer that can detect early lesions and pre-malignant lesions in the cervix. Pap smear can also detect infections," Dr. Rey de los Reyes, an obstetrician and gynecologist at United Doctors Medical Center in the Philippines.

Pap smear was named after Dr G.N. It was Papanicolaou who woke him up. In this test, the doctor collects cell samples from the cervical surface by scraping them with a wooden spatula, brush, or cotton swab. Cell samples were sent to the laboratory for analysis.

"Negative results mean that your cervix is ​​normal, positive results indicate abnormal cells. Positive results do not prove that you have cancer or even displacement, premature, but usually mean you need further evaluation, such as colposopic examination and biopsy," said Dr. David E. Larson, co-author of the "Mayo Clinic Family Health Book."

The colposcope is a device with a magnifying glass that helps doctors examine the cervix. In doing so, he released a small cervix (biopsy) for analysis.

"Once you have suspicious lesions in the cervix that need to be cleared, as some cervical wounds and infections can look like cervical cancer, biopsies can detect the disease precisely," De los Reyes said. (Next: When do you have a Pap test?)



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