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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical Cancer arises from the cervix due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

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Illustrations of the Location of Cervical Cancer and normal versus abnormal cells. (Photo source: Wikipedia)

Symptoms

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Risk Factors

• Smoking

• Weak immune system

• Birth control pills

• Starting sex at a young age

• Many sexual partners or a partner with many sexual partners

Diagnostic Method

Cervical screening such as a Pap smear, followed by a biopsy.

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Treatment

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Prevention

• Do a Pap Smear Annually

• HPV Vaccinations

• Use condoms

• Be faithful to your partner

Prevention is better than Cure

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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