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Cervical Cancer Infographic

CERVICAL CANCER Prevention Week 2013 19th.25th January 2014 What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a now uncommon form of cancer caused by the growth of malignant cells developing in the cervix. It's possible for women of all ages to develop cervical cancer, although it mainly affects women between the ages of 30 and 45. The condition is very rare in women under 25. Over 3,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in the uk. UNCOMMON form of AFFECTS MAINLY WOMEN 30-45 CANCER VERY RARE5 25 in women under What are the Symptoms? Abnormal Post-menopausal Unusual BLEEDING BLEEDING DISCHARGE or Lower back Discomfort or Pain DURİNG SEX PAIN WHAT INCREASES THE RISK OF CERVICAL CANCER? In the majority of cases, cervical cancer is caused by a change in cell structure caused by HPV. SIDE NOTE: It is estimated that four in every five women in the UK will have the infection at some point in their lives. of cervical cancer 99% cases occur in HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that doesn't present any noticeable symptoms and will eventually pass without any treatment. women that are carrying, or have previously carried the HPV virus. OTHER RISK FACTORS INCLUDE: SMOKING CONTRACEPTIVE PILL CHILD BIRTH WEAK IMMUNITY WHAT STEPS CAN I TAKE TO HELP PREVENT DEVELOPING CERVICAL CANCER? PRACTICING SAFE SEX Many cases of cervical cancer are linked with HPV. Engaging in safe sex can help stop the spread of infection. CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATION The HPV vaccination protects against STOP SMOKING the two strains of virus known to cause most cases of cervical cancer. Under a government initiative, girls Smokers have a higher chance of developing aged 12-13 are offered an cervical cancer than those who don't. Smoking lowers peoples ability to fight the HPV infection, allowing it to develop into cancer. immunisation, however it doesn't guarantee that you won't develop the condition. CERVICAL SCREENING Having regular cervical screenings gives you the greatest chance of finding abnormalities at an early stage. It is vitally important to ensure that you attend all cervical cancer screenings you are invited to in order to give yourself the best chance of early detection. Consulting with your GP at the earliest sign of suspicious symptoms can also increase your chances of recovery if you are suffering from cervical cancer. ASONS SOLICITORS ШШШ BE CANCER AWARE

Cervical Cancer Infographic

shared by jamieissuperawesome on Jan 20
New infographic to promote awareness of cervical cancer in women.


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