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WHAT IS CERVICAL CANCER?
It is a cancer of the mouth cervix. The cervix is the lower part of uterus. Cells on the cervix begin to grow abnormally and, sometimes, if they are not treated, they can become cancerous.
WHO IS AT RISK OF CERVICAL CANCER?
The truth is cervical cancer does not affect any type of women, it could happen to any sexually active women, young or old, in any part of the world, whether she lives in a one room apartment or in a bungalow, whether she’s a school teacher or a corporate executive.
HOW DOES ONE GET CERVICAL CANCER?
Cervical cancer is caused by infection with a virus called human papilloma virus or HPV.
ARE THERE ANY SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL CANCER?
Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms in the early stages and hence prevention and early detection against cervical cancer is very important.
HOW CAN CERVICAL CANCER BE PREVENTED?
HPV vaccine is the most effective way of preventing cervical cancer along with regular screening.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET VACCINATED?
HPV vaccine can be given to any female age 9/10 – 45 years. It is best to be given as early as possible.
WILL CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATION HURT?
Like all other vaccinations, cervical cancer vaccination has some side effects. Common adverse effects that are observed include fever, injection- site redness, pain, swelling and itching.
CAN A NEW MOTHER TAKE HPV VACCINE AFTER DELIVERY?
As per WHO HPV Vaccines are safe in lactation
As you visit your Gynaecologist or Pediatrician regularly for child’s vaccination, it will be a good idea to club your child’s and your vaccination on the same visit. Ask your doctor on how you can do this.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TALK TO MY DOCTOR ABOUT HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER?
Right now!! Talk to your doctor today about how you can help protect against cervical cancer.