Back to Health A to Z. Cervical cancer develops in a woman's cervix the entrance to the womb from the vagina.
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It mainly mountain babes nude sexually active women aged between 30 and Abnormal bleeding does not mean you have cervical cancer, but you should see a GP as soon as possible to get looling checked out. If a GP thinks you might have cervical cancer, you should be referred to see a specialist within lookingg weeks.
The best way to protect yourself from cervical cancer is by attending cervical screening ly known as a "smear test" when invited.
Women aged 25 to 49 are offered screening every 3 years, and those aged 50 to 64 are offered screening every 5 years. During cervical screening, a small vor of cells is taken from the cervix and checked under a microscope for abnormalities.
In some areas, the screening sample is first checked for human papillomavirus HPVthe virus that can cause abnormal cells. Most abnormal are due to s of HPV, the presence of treatable precancerous cells, or both, rather than cancer itself. You should be sent a letter confirming when it's time for your screening appointment.
Contact a GP if you think you may be overdue. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV.
HPV is a very common virus that can be passed on through any type of sexual contact with a man or a woman. There are more than 03 of HPV, many of which are harmless.
But some types can cause abnormal changes to the cells of the cervix, which can eventually lead to cervical cancer. But these infections are very common and most women who have them do not develop cervical cancer.
If cervical cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, it's usually possible to treat it using surgery. The surgical procedure used to remove the womb is called a hysterectomy.
Radiotherapy is another option for some women with early-stage cervical cancer. More advanced cases of cervical cancer are usually treated using a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Some of the treatments can have ificant and long-lasting side effects, including early menopause and infertility.
Llooking can arise as a direct result of the cancer or as a side effect of treatments like radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. Complications associated with cervical cancer can range from the relatively minor, like some bleeding from the vagina or having to pee frequently, to life threatening, such as severe bleeding 9253076510 escort kidney failure.
Find out more about the complications of cervical cancer. last reviewed: 11 May Next review due: 11 May Symptoms of cervical cancer Cancer of the cervix often has no symptoms in its early stages. Information: Coronavirus advice Get advice about coronavirus and cancer: Macmillan: Coronavirus guidance for people with cancer Cancer Research UK: Coronavirus and cancer.