5 things you need to know about cancer of the cervix of the uterus

The World Health Organization declared the month of January the prevention of cervical cancer. Experts from Denmark, called the 5 things that every woman should be aware of this insidious disease.

It is necessary to go through the regular checks as soon as she is entering a period of sexual activity. The fact that one of the main causes of cervical cancer is the human papillomavirus, which is sexually transmitted. Very often doctors checking data needed for women aged 20 to 50 years - there must be checked at least once every two to three years.

Vaccination against HPV is a very effective way to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer. Today, in many countries these vaccines are used for girls aged 12 to 13 years. Unfortunately, the injections do not always cause complete immunity to cervical cancer, but significantly reduce its dangers.

After 50 years of examination by a gynecologist is recommended once every 4-5 years. The risk of cervical cancer increased in women who are pregnant and gave birth more than once, or have a family history of cancer.

If you have already crossed the age of 65 years, and all of the previous regular inspections revealed no cause for concern, then further tests can be stopped.

It is very important that every woman learned about the symptoms of cervical cancer such as pain during sex, pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, and unexplained weight loss. All this will help in the early diagnosis and successful treatment.