April 26, 2019
By: PathSOS Team

Question asked most about cervical cancer

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is that type of cancer that arises from the cervix. It is mainly due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the capability to spread out and invade to the other parts of the body. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection which pays a major role in most cases of cervical cancer in almost every corner. When exposed to HPV virus the woman’s immune system usually prevents the virus from infecting the body, but in a small case of women, the virus sustains and causes some cells on the surface of the cervix to become cancerous.

What are the Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

In its early stages, cervical cancer produces no symptoms, but however, in its advanced stage, it does show various symptoms that can be life shaking:-

1.   Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause.

2.   Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy or may contain a foul odor.

3.   Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse.

 Is Cervical Cancer Curable?

Treatment of cancer mostly depends on one particular major factor that is how far has cancer reached. As cancer treatments are often very complicated hospitals often use multidisciplinary teams to treat cervical cancer and tailor and tailor the treatment programmed to the individual. Multidisciplinary teams are made up of a number of experts who make decisions to proceed towards the best approach to cure cancer.

Usually, cervical cancer is a slow growing and but under certain situations, it can grow and spread out through the body pretty fast. The age for screening for cervical cancer is 21 for all women. If it is detected by this age then it can be prevented to a permanent stop. Screening for Cervical Cancer with the  PAP Test and the HPV DNA test may reduce the number of new cases Cervical cancer can be detected by a pap smear and it is 100 percent treatable. Cervical cancer takes up to 10-15 years before developing fully and coming to the full stage. The pre-cancerous condition for cervical cancer is called dysplasia and dysplasia can be detected with a pap smear altogether.

 Over a small number of cervical cancer are found in pregnant women which is easily curable making cervical cancer an overall curable and eradicable disease with 100 percent efficiency even in the later and advanced stages. Records show that around 70 percent of the world’s cervical cancer cases have been cured and this figure could rise in the near future with that possibility that there will be no cervical cancer one day.