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Tag: Cervical Cancer

Cancer affecting women
May 27, 2020

Overview After cardiovascular disease, cancer is the second-highest common cause of death in India. In cancer, the cells in our body grow and divide uncontrollably. The ailing cells have the potential to form tumours, impair the immune system and cause other changes. These changes hinder the body in functioning in a regular, healthy way. The mortality rate of cancer is largely affected by late diagnosis. In recent years, several companies have developed new screening devices to tackle this

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HPV Vaccination
August 2, 2019

What is HPV? HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. It is a very common infection and most women get it at some time in their life. In most cases it clears up by itself without the need for treatment. But in some women the virus persists, placing them at greater risk of developing cervical abnormalities (CIN) which may need treatment. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to cause a number of ailments, ranging from issues as benign as common warts to life threatening diseases such as cervical

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Cervical Cancer
August 2, 2019

The cervix is the lowermost part of the uterus - a slim, cylindrical neck of tissue that connects the uterus to the vagina. It allows menstrual blood to flow from the uterus to the vagina, and sperm must pass through it to reach and fertilize the egg following sexual intercourse. What is Cervical Cancer?  Cervical cancer happens when cells in cervix grow in an uncontrolled way and build up to form a lump (also called a tumor).As the tumor grows, cells can eventually spread to other parts of

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Cervical Cancer Symptoms
August 2, 2019

Dr. Deepika Aggarwal, Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the CK Birla Hospital highlights some important symptoms of cervical cancer one should keep an eye on. Symptoms of Cervical Cancer include: - • Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods • Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual • Bleeding after intercourse, douching, or a pelvic examination • Increased vaginal discharge • Vaginal discharge of a different colour or smell • Pain

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