No one is too young for cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by HPV virus’s which are a group of over 100 viruses causing cervical cancers due to infections during to sexual intercourse or due to transmission during oral sex.
HPV vaccine , a preventative vaccine helps protect against cervical cancers. Ideally the vaccine needs to be taken as soon a girl attains puberty before onset of sexual activity.
Most pre cancers and early stage cervical cancers have no symptoms at all. However Cervical Cancer Symptoms are:
- Bleeding between periods.
- Bleeding after sexual intercourse.
- Bleeding in post-menopausal women.
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse.
- Smelly vaginal discharge.
- Vaginal discharge tinged with blood.
- Pelvic pain
Cervical Cancer Treatment options depend upon stage of cancer and can be surgical or chemotherapy.
Cost of Cancer Treatment would vary from US$ 6000 for removal of cervix to US$ 1200 per cycle of chemotherapy.
If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer of the cervix.
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Incase you have consistent discomfort in the pelvis, irregular bleeding in between periods, , heavy menstrual flow, bleeding post menopause, a pap smear as a diagnostic test would help.
Incase your ultrasound reports or pap smear results are a miss
Incase you have been diagnosed with cancer of the cervix and are looking for treatment options, get a second opinion and an estimated cost of treatment now