Why Cervical Cancer Is More Common Than Ever
Cervical cancer is a surprisingly common disease; in fact, it’s estimated that almost 1,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer over the next year, with 250 of those cases resulting in death. While survival rates are still encouragingly high – 72% of women with cervical cancer will survive for at least five years after diagnosis – it’s still important for women to be aware of how common cervical cancer is, and how it can be prevented.
Cervical cancer occurs when otherwise normal cells within the cervix start developing pre-cancerous characteristics. If not caught in time, these malfunctioning cells turn into cervical cancer. Some women can develop pre-cancerous cells without getting cervical cancer; the medical community is still trying to determine why it happens to some women and not all.
While it’s thought that cervical cancer is linked to genetics, there are other risk factors that increase your odds of getting cervical cancer, including HPV, chlamydia, smoking, certain prescription medications, being overweight, and more. Signs and symptoms of cervical cancer include the following:
• Abnormal vaginal bleeding
• Unusual discharge from the vagina
• Pain during sex
If you’ve experienced any of the above symptoms or you have a family history of cervical cancer, it’s important to book a consultation at Wellcare Medical Centre in Kingston right away.
At Wellcare Medical Centre, we specialize in cervical cancer detection via Pap smears, which is the best technique for identifying and diagnosing cervical cancer. We use Pap smears to catch cervical cancer at its earliest stages, making treatment much more likely to be successful. We have an expert female doctor on staff who specializes in cervical cancer detection with Pap smears.
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Stay on top of your health with regular Pap smears. Contact Wellcare Medical Centre in Kingston today to schedule your cervical cancer and Pap smear consultation.Call Us Today 07 3133 4483 today!