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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Cervical Cancer

Throughout the month of January, we have shared content from a variety of trusted sources to help increase about Cervical Cancer.  Below we have summarized our shared content about cervical cancer including interesting facts, the importance of screening, HPV vaccination information, symptoms, and treatment options. 

  1. Did you know?
  • Most easily detectable female cancer
  • A Pap is the screening tool used to detect cervical cancer
  • If abnormalities in your cervix are not dealt with, cervical cancer can progress
  • Pap Smear testing should begin by age 21


2. Importance of being screened

  • Lowers your risk for cervical cancer with regular screenings
  • HPV test & Pap
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests look for the virus that causes cell changes
  • Genetic testing may impact your screening guidelines
  • Check out the CDC for more details

3. Who needs to get the HPV Vaccinations?

According to the American Cancer Society’s August 29th, 2019 article, “HPV vaccination is recommended for children when they are 11 or 12 but can be given at age 9.”  The injection shields from a variety of types of HPV that cause 6 kinds of cancer.

The American Cancer Society recommends parents to have vaccinations administered to both sons and daughters. Getting teens vaccinated before they are exposed to HPV, decreases their chances of getting HPV related cancers when they become adults. Learn more about the importance of the HPV vaccinations here.


What are the symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

  • Abnormal bleeding between periods, or non-stop bleeding
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Unusual discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • All the above symptoms should be discussed with your doctor. Learn more by visiting this link.

5. How is cervical cancer treated?  

Depending on the stage and location of cancer, as well as other factors that vary by individual, there are few types of treatment that may be recommended by your oncologist.

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • To learn more visit

If you have recently been diagnosed with cervical cancer and would like a second opinion on your diagnosis and would like to set up an appointment with one of our doctors, please call us at 253-382-6317 or email us at info@salishcancercenter.com. We are here to help you through your healing journey.


Resources

Cervical Cancer Awareness Feature. (2019, December 12). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/cervicalcancer/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR1an04SBkw6UmMNqfEUhriGcGRO1wxr7E4saTnOvVDIoCJ0mRimW6ZO6pI

Cervical Cancer Treatment: How Is Cervical Cancer Treated? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/treating.html

Half of US Teens Getting HPV Vaccinations. (2019, August 29). Retrieved from https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/half-of-us-teens-getting-hpv-vaccinations.html?fbclid=IwAR3r_TBtQBVjI5MVSQYaIv2b6VhjCrZ9zCW7nEDGbSQ_72uHYzk4GhWyokE

What are the Symptoms and Signs of Cervical Cancer? (2019, July 30). Retrieved from https://www.cancercenter.com/cancer-types/cervical-cancer/symptoms

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