KEEP CERVICAL CANCER AWAY – VACCINATION AND EXAMINATION!!

– DR PARUL SINGHAL

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KEEP CERVICAL AWAY CANCER ­­– prevention through vaccination and regular screening

. Cervical cancer is the second most common and fatal female cancer in India.

. Best part is Cervical cancer prevention is POSSIBLE.

. All women are at risk of cervical cancer, irrespective of socio-economic class.

What causes cervical cancer? Human papilloma virus or HPV is the main cause and female acquire this infection through sexual activity.

 

Recommended age – As early as 9 yr to 45 yrs.

Dosage schedule 1) Age Less than 15 yr – 2 doses (0, 6 months).

2) Age more than 15 yr – 3 doses (0, 1-2 month, 6 months)

3 Reasons to get yourself and your daughter vaccinated now

  1. HPV is a common virus and can be acquired by almost all women during their lifetime.
  • HPV vaccine offers benefits even if you are already sexually active.
  1. As per WHO, vaccination can significantly reduce risk of cervical cancer.

Screening

  1. PAP TEST – Most reliable and effective screening method. To be done regularly beginning age of 21yr.
  2. HPV DNA TEST- Test done along with a pap smear after the age of 21yr.

 

Warning signs/ symptoms

  1. Vaginal bleeding after sex, between periods or after menopause.
  2. Pelvic pain or pain during sex.
  • Odourous discharge per vaginum

CONSULT A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.