Cervical cancer is a vagina infected disease, a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the the lower part of the uterus and cervix that joins to the vagina. A sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women which is dangerous and alarming.
As it stands now approximately 90% of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in low and middle-income countries.
Speaking to Tanko Amina (Miss personality Ghana 2020) said the disease over the years has come under control with the day to day education on the deathly disease. Many women with cervical cancer don’t realize they have the disease early on, because it usually doesn’t cause symptoms until the late stages. When symptoms do appear, they’re easily mistaken go for common conditions like menstrual periods and urinary tract infections (UTIs) instead of seeing his doctor she said.
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Women who smoke are likely to get the disease and highlighted on servral symptoms of cervical cancer where she mention unusual bleeding, such as in between periods, after sex, or after menopause, vaginal discharge that looks or smells different than usual pain in the pelvis leading to urinate more often and pain during urination, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite; vaginal discomfort or odourous discharge and a single swollen leg are some symptoms that may arise at advanced stages.
We could help reduced the disease through a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, early diagnosis, effective screening and treatment programmes.There are currently vaccines that protect against common cancer-causing types of human papilloma virus and can significantly reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
The queen, added that screening helps to detect precancerous changes, which, if not treated, may lead to cancer. Women who are found to have abnormalities on screening need a follow-up, diagnosis and treatment, in order to prevent the development of cancer or to treat cancer at an early stage “screen-and-treat” and “screen, diagnose and treat” are both valuable approaches to help eradicate the disease.
Ghanaians should take good note that regardless of the approach used, the key to an effective programme is to reach the largest proportion of women at risk with quality screening and treatment. Organized screening programmes designed to reach most women at risk are preferable to opportunistic screening.
In conclusion shy said Treatments of the disease may be through surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
By: Asante Yekye
Source : www.hotstoriesgh.com