New Delhi: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. It occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 12,900 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2017. These estimations are shocking but true.
Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). Women of all ages are at risk of developing this cancer after they begin having sexual intercourse. On the other hand, if you’re noticing symptoms, your cancer may be fairly advanced. “A cure is still possible at that stage, but it’s a lot more complex. That cure will probably involve radiation or chemotherapy, and the outcomes are less certain, says Dr Sarika Gupta Consultant Gynecologic Oncology and Robotic Gynecology at Apollo Indraprastha Hospital.
Dr Sarika Gupta mentions the 10 signs and symptoms of cervical cancer which every woman should know. With knowledge of the risk factors and warning signs of cervical cancer, you can save yourself and others from a lifetime of suffering.