When cancer develops in the lowest part of the uterus, i.e., in the cervix it is known as cervical cancer. If caught in its early stages, cervical cancer can be treated but if not it can become very difficult to cure. There have been many researches n the prevention and cure of cervical cancer, and it has been found that there have been many cases of cervical cancer which could have been prevented. Unfortunately, even after so many preventive measures there is a huge number of cases of this disease coming up each year.
The gynecologists suggest to prevent the cancer to grow, one should go for regular Pap smear test as it is the best, cervical cancer in India as is spreading highly and every year a big population is getting affected by it.
The main cause of cervical cancer is a STD, the human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer affects a huge population of the world every year, among which almost in 90% and above cases are of HPV infection.
But we cannot put all the blame on just the virus. There are various other factors that contribute to the causes of cervical cancer. They include:
- A weakened immune system
- Poor nutrition
- Regular Checkups: One of the most effective for defense mechanisms against this type of cancer is the Pap smear testing.The Pap test, as it is commonly known, has the ability to detect any changes in the cervix, which may lead to cervical cancer, much before the actual development of cancer takes place.
- Cervical cancer is developed highly due to infections from Personal activities, HPV being one of the most common among them. One must be aware and alert of the personal activities they enter into and take care of how such activities can accelerate the chances of developing cancer.Studies suggests that females who have multiple partners have higher risk of developing cervical cancer.
- Smoking cigarettes have been directly connected to various types of cancer. Though it may appear unconvincing to accept it as a cause for cervical cancer, but it is. This is because, if you have HPV infection, smoking can increase cervical dysplasia, i.e., precancerous infection starts developing. Therefore, to prevent oneself from developing cervical cancer, avoid both active and passive smoking. If you already are addicted to smoking quit it as soon as possible. Smoking with an HPV infection can actually aggravate cervical dysplasia, which is the development of precancerous infection.
- Always have safe and protected Intercourse.Use condoms to prevent infections leading to cervical cancer.For those using oral contraceptive prescriptions, they must remember that these methods only prevent pregnancy and are not helpful in protection from infections and STDs’ . Unprotected Intercourse can increase the risk to develop HIV, cervical cancer, etc.
- Prefer vegetarian food, moreover make your diet plant-based.It is true that diet alone cannot prevent cancer, but there are certain foods that decrease the risk of contracting them. These foods include broccoli, cauliflower, and other such vegetables can aid in restoring the cells which have been infected. Also add more beans, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables to your diet every day.
- The most important step towards prevention from cervical cancer is to get the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)HPV is the one of the most common infection which is transmitted physically. HPV can infect both males and females and there are 40 types of it. Studies have shown HPV is virtually the cause of almost all cervical cancers. The HPV vaccine can be taken in between the age of nine to twenty-seven and different vaccines are available for each age group. While it is better if the vaccines are given to girls who are personally inactive, as it is more effective on them. To prevent cervical cancer taking HPV vaccination is the best, cervical cancer in India as has grown in huge numbers in last few years the preventive methods including vaccinations are tried to made available for as many women as possible.
Educate your friends, family also yourself about cervical cancer. Learn more about cervical cancer by doing researches. This way you stay aware of the dos and don’ts of preventing cervical cancer.