It affects the cervix which is the lowest part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of this cancer; however, other factors play a role as well, like smoking and a weak immune system. Mary Mediatrix Medical Center has the information you need to hear when it comes to this type of cancer.
With over 35 years of experience, Dr Agnes Lara is a trusted and dependable resource on this topic. In this video, she explains what cervical cancer is, who it affects, its various stages, and what the treatment process is. This video is most beneficial for girls and women because it can greatly affect their lives if left untreated. If you or your partner experiences any of the symptoms mentioned in this video, make sure to book an appointment with a medical professional as soon as possible.
To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, have routine Pap tests to detect possible precancerous and cancerous conditions in the cervix. It is recommended to beginning testing at the age of 21 and have tests every 3 years, or as recommended by your doctor. There is also a vaccine to counter human papillomavirus. If you have or had cervical cancer, you will not have it again in the future.
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