Among the thousands of problems that haunt the health of women and which unfortunately has grown in a frightening number of cases in Brazil, cervical cancer is one of the diseases that most affect women and one of the main causes of death. Cervical cancer, also referred to by medicine as cervical cancer, is a disease that affects mainly women from 25 years of age and has symptoms and a slow and in many cases silent evolution. The disease can take years to develop, but it can be easily discovered in a preventive exam with the gynecologist. That is why it is important to perform the exam periodically, to maintain good health and in case something is discovered, that you have an early diagnosis with proper treatment.
Statistics prove that early diagnosis and treatment where the disease has not yet reached its malignancy stage, the treatment manages to obtain 100% of the disease cure. As the disease progresses, it is common for women to suffer from heavy bleeding, runny smells and local and abdominal pain. The main cause of cervical cancer are infections caused by the HPV virus or Human Papilloma Virus, which are strongly linked to the early sexual initiation, a large number of sexual partners, being a smoker and not doing intimate hygiene properly, in addition to obviously low immunity. of the organism.
How to Prevent Cervical Cancer?
As we mentioned earlier, the best way to prevent cervical cancer is to periodically perform the preventive exam or also known as the Pap smear . In this exam, secretions from the cervix are analyzed and collected with the aid of a spatula where it is placed on a glass slide and sent for analysis in the laboratory.
The Pap test is recommended for all women who have an active sex life, especially for those between 25 and 59 years old, which is the age group at risk of the disease. A major concern of women is related to feeling pain during the exam. However the exam is considered simple and painless , at most you will feel uncomfortable. Obviously counting on the doctor’s delicacy and technique to perform the procedure. Relaxation during the process also helps the exam to be performed faster and painlessly.
The result must be taken on the date set by the doctor and follow the instructions provided. If the result of any change the doctor may request a new exam for confirmation or a more detailed exam, so that he can start the treatment properly. Recalling that the sooner cervical cancer is discovered and treatment begins, the better, faster and more effective the treatment. If the result is negative, the Pap test should only be repeated in the following year for further verification.
Currently, the HPV vaccine, which is also considered a form of cervical cancer prevention, has been released for free vaccination at health centers. However, it was only available for the age group indicated as at risk from 9 to 13 years old, but it can be requested in private clinics costing an average of R $ 200.00 . The HPV vaccine for being a recently developed vaccine is still much feared and discussed among parents and health professionals, being the target of many criticisms and pointed out as responsible for several serious side effects, linked to patients who came to be in a vegetative state after taking the doses. Even though it is a much talked about subject, the fact has not yet been proven and the call has not been ruled out.
Every woman should take care, love herself and think about tomorrow. And that includes health care. The use of condoms during sexual intercourse prevents infections caused by HPV and several other sexually transmitted diseases. A regular visit to the gynecologist and exams considered routine are also essential to keep up with health.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.