Cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb). Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells lining the cervix. Cervical cancer starts when healthy cells on the surface of the cervix change and grow in an uncontrolled manner, thereby forming a mass called a tumor. There are three main types of cervical. . . .+
Cervix is the lower part of the uterus. Fetus grows in the body of the uterus. Cervical cancer is the cancer of cervix. It is not a very common cancer. About 12,280 diagnoses of cervical cancer were estimated to be made by the end of 2017 in the United States.
Generally, cervical cancer is found more in middle-aged women such as women aged 35-44. The cancer is diagnosed rarely in younger women below age 22. Some women do not understand the typical symptoms of pre-cervical cancer and, therefore, the risk of developing cervical cancer increases with age.
Studies suggest that cervical cancer patients can recover with proper treatment given on time, but the number of people dying from it is more as it cannot be detected in early stages in most cases.
Chemotherapy is a widely used treatment for cancer. The term ‘chemotherapy’ refers to the drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing. It works by killing the cells that divide in an uncontrolled way.
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of about 200 related viruses. About 40 types of them can easily spread through direct sexual contact, from the skin and mucous membranes of the infected people. Three HPV vaccines are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent HPV infection including cervical cancer.
A cervical biopsy is a diagnostic procedure to detect and evaluate cervical cancer (cancer of the cervix). It involves removal of tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous changes, or cervical cancer. Cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus in women.
The most common type of cervical cancer begins with pre-cancerous changes. Till date, we do not know ways to stop this disease from starting or developing. The only way to prevent the disease from progressing is to find and treat pre-cancers before they become actual cervical cancers and to prevent the pre-cancers.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued guidelines on screening for cervical cancer among women in 2016. Cervical cancer one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among women throughout the world. The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for primary screening, follow-up after positive testing results, and for the treatment of cervical pre-cancers.
Cancer treatments can cause several changes to your body. There are some side effects of each type of cancer treatment, which different people experience differently. As you prepare yourself for cancer treatment, you may benefit from these coping strategies.