How to Prevent Cervical Cancer
Causes and Symptoms
Cervical cancer is caused by infection of the HPV virus (the Human Papilloma Virus). If the immunity is reduced, it will worsen the infection of HPV and cause cervical cancer.
The symptoms are not too visible at an early stage. That is why cervical cancer known as The Silent Killer. Some symptoms can be observed although it is not always an indication of HPV infection.
One of the symptoms of cervical cancer is if there is a little blood after a sexual intercourse. In addition, foul-smelling yellowish fluid in the genital area can also be an indication HPV. This virus can be contagious.
Can be transmitted through direct contact and sexual intercourse. Other modes of transmission is through the toilet or latrine that has been contaminated virus. If a cervical cancer patient using the toilet, the HPV virus moves into the toilet. When you use the toilet without cleaning it, the virus has moved into your genital area.
Lifestyle can be a supportive person increase in the number of patients with this cancer. For example, smoking habits, lack of vitamin C, vitamin E, and acid. Conversely, if you routinely eat nutritious food, increased endurance and can counteract the HPV virus.
The risk of cervical cancer is an active woman who had sex at an early age, frequently changing partners, or who have sex with men who want to change a partner. Another factor is the use of oral contraceptives for long periods or were from families who have a history of cancer.
A man who had sex with a woman who suffered from cervical cancer will become a media virus. When men are having sex with his wife, the virus was able to move to his wife and infected her.
Although cervical cancer is scary, but we can prevent it. You can do a lot of precautions before infected with HPV.
How To Treat
If you are infected with HPV, do not worry. Because currently available a variety of treatments which can control HPV infection. Some of the deadly aim of treatment of cells that contain the HPV virus. Another is to remove the damaged part or infected with electric surgery, laser surgery, or cryosurgery (tissue dispose abnornal with freezing).
If cervical cancer has reached an advanced stage, chemotherapy will be conducted. In some severe cases may also be performed hysterectomy, surgical removal of the uterus or its contents in total. The aim is to remove cervical cancer cells that have developed on the body.
However, prevention is better than cure, right? Here are some ways you can do to prevent cervical cancer:
1. Eating healthy foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals to stimulate the immune system. Consumption of various karotena, vitamins A, C and E, and folic acid.
2. Do not smoke. Much evidence suggests that tobacco may increase your risk of cervical cancer.
3. Avoid sex before marriage or at a very young age.
4. Do not have sex during menstruation. This action proved to be effective in preventing and inhibiting formed and the development of cervical cancer.
5. Avoid sex with many partners.
6. Routinely tested for regular Pap tests. Currently Pap Smear tests can even be done at the PHC level with affordable prices.
7. Alternative Pap smear tests IVA is a cost that is cheaper than a Pap smear. The goal for the early detection of infection with HPV.
8. Giving the HPV vaccine or vaccination.
9. Doing vaginal toilets. This can be done by yourself or can be also with the help of expert doctors. The goal was to clean the intimate organs from dirt and disease.