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Unformatted text preview: irected by clinician – benign or noncancerous, precancerous or showing some abnormal cell changes, and malignant or possibly cancerous. Cervical Cancer Most common of female reproductive cancers 12,000 women diagnosed annually Approximately 4,000 die each year Approximately all cervical cancer may be related to Human Papilloma Virus Risk Factors - Cervical Cancer
Any woman can get cancer of the cervix. But, the chances of getting cancer of the cervix increase when a woman: Starts having sex before age 18. Has many sexual partners or partners who have other sexual partners. HPV Is over the age of 60. Smokes. Symptoms – Cervical Cancer Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, these signs and symptoms may appear:
– Abnormal vaginal bleeding – Watery, bloody discharge from your vagina that may be heavy and have a foul odor Diagnosis – Cervical Cancer Pap Test Treatment – Cervical Cancer Surgery Laser Surgery – Cone biopsy LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure) – Targeting abnormal cells – wire loop to pass electrical current, which cuts like a surgeon's knife, and remove cells from the mouth of the cervix Treatment Cont Cryosurgery – This technique involves freezing and killing cancerous and precancerous cells. Hysterectomy – This major surgery involves removal of the cancerous and precancerous areas, the cervix and the uterus. Prevent...
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