March 26th is World Cervical Cancer Prevention Day.
In our country, every day 14 women know their diagnosis of cervical cancer and 5 others die from it.
Although in Mexico there is a significant decrease in cervical cancer cases and mortality, the disease is the second cause of death in women.
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the cause of 100% of the cases of cervical cancer.
It is estimated that 8 out of 10 sexually active people have had or will have contact with some type of HPV at some point in their lives.
In most cases, the infection is controlled by the body. Only a small percentage, caused by high-risk genotypes, may progress to pre-cancerous lesions or cancer.
Any of the following could be a sign or symptom of cancer:
You should report any of these symptoms to your doctor. It is important to discuss them with your doctor even if they resemble the symptoms of other, less serious illnesses. Early diagnosis and treatment, especially in the early stages of cancer or in the pre-cancerous stage, improve the chances of preventing or curing cancer.
#Citmer #You’re Not Alone