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Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is preventable, particularly by lowering exposure to risk factors:

1. Condoms are a key measure of precaution in order to decrease the risk of infection with Human papilloma virus (HPV). However, they do not fully protect your skin close to the genital area that can also carry the virus.

2. Smoking lowers the immune system against possible infections. A decrease in the number of cigarettes or smoking cessation, can bring major changes in your life both sexual and general health in your state.

3. Avoid alcohol or consume a small amount of alcohol will help maintain the health of body and immune system.

4. Pap smear collection consists of several cells from the cervix and examining them under a microscope in a laboratory. The test takes up to 5 minutes and is painless. If abnormal cells are seen under a microscope you will be contacted immediately. Test is recommended at 3 years.

5. AntiHPV vaccine is providing a higher level of protection against HPV. There are no symptoms after the vaccine. Even if you have already come in contact with the virus, vaccination can still be effective. Now, after several years of evaluation, it concluded that the vaccine is effective and continues to provide protection. For more details contact your doctor.

In conclusion: avoid alcohol, smoking, use condoms, go to a gynecological exam.

Watch the clip below about cervical cancer prevention:

1 Opinion

  • Gussie Gadison said:

    When exposed to HPV, a woman’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small group of women, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cells on the surface of the cervix to become cancer cells.


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