Cervical cancer is a common cancer among women. It can cause gynecological problems and infertility that sometimes leads to death. A woman should be aware of the symptoms, early detection and treatment to avoid this condition.
HVCF to increase the awareness of the hold a day program on cervical cancer to the women in the community where it carried out its works. To achieve this, HVCF sends invitation letters to organizations, religious centers for announcement to be made.
The facilitator, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Hassan, explained the causes of cancer, its prevention and other information. This cancer usually develops slowly over time and is often detected early through regular Pap tests. When caught early, cervical cancer is highly treatable and often curable. However, if left undetected, it can spread throughout the body and become more difficult to treat.
Professionals were invited from the PPFN (Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria) to carry out the screening of the women for detection as early detection can save live.
There are two main types of cervical cancer: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma begins in the thin, flat cells that line the outer part of the cervix, while adenocarcinoma starts in the glandular cells that line the inner portion of the cervix.
There are several risk factors for cervical cancer, including human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, smoking, having multiple sexual partners, and a history of abnormal Pap tests. However, it is important to remember that most women who have one or more of these risk factors than others.
Women asking question about the symptoms of Cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is often asymptomatic in its early stages, which is why early detection through screenings like the Pap test is so important. However, as the disease progresses, symptoms may start to appear.
There are other ways to detect cervical cancer early. One is to pay attention to your body and any changes you might notice. Another way to detect cervical cancer early is through regular screenings with your gynecologist.
There are several treatment options available for cervical cancer, depending on the stage of the disease. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy.