Monday, July 19, 2010

quick info on Cervical Cancer

Ladies...and husbands, these are valuable info for yourself and loved ones. Prevention is better than cure.

HPV infection

Human papilloma virus or HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer. There are many different types of HPV. It is sometimes called the genital wart virus as some types of HPV cause genital warts. In fact, the types that cause warts are not the types that cause cervical cancer. But there are other types of HPV that are considered 'high risk' for cancer of the cervix. HPV is passed on from person to another through sexual contact.
Women who get cervical cancer have had past infections with HPV. High risk types of HPV can cause changes in the cells covering the cervix that make them more likely to become cancerous in time. But most women infected with these viruses do NOT develop cervical cancer. So other factors must also be needed.

Other risks

Women who smoke are more likely to get cervical cancer than those who do not. Taking the pill could increase a woman’s risk of cervical cancer. It is not clear why this is. Women with a weakened immune system are also more likely to get cervical cancer, as are those who have had a large number of children.

 Every year in Malaysia, 1,493 women become part of the statistics with 766 succumbing to the disease. 

You can get screening tests that can find early signs of cervical cancer before you ever get sick.  That way, problems can be found and removed before they ever become cancer. The Pap test and HPV test are cervical cancer screening tests.

So….do the pap smear at least once a year!In Malaysia you can go to any government-fund clinic (Hospital Ibu dan anak) and its for FREE!

Also here’s the link for chemical food that considered carcinogen :

God Bless all and let us live a healthy life!

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