Effective weapon for HPV: Cervical cancer vaccine

Cervical cancer, which is the second most common type of cancer among women, can be diagnosed in at least 2 out of every 100 women at some point in their lives. Vaccination is shown as the most effective preventive method against cervical cancer, which is caused by a high rate of HPV virus (Human papilloma virus). Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. Cem Kınık gave information about the symptoms of cervical cancer, risk factors, preventive methods against cancer, HPV vaccine, age range where the vaccine can be given and the post-treatment process…

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The most important symptoms of cervical cancer, which is one of the most common cancer types in women; It usually presents as vaginal bleeding, bloody or foul-smelling discharge after intercourse. People with these symptoms should apply to a specialist doctor without delay and have the relevant controls done. Despite these symptoms, the treatment process becomes more difficult as a result of not having the controls.

Cervical cancer risk factors

  • HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection
  • Early onset sexual intercourse
  • Vitamin A and C deficiency
  • Having more than one sexual partner
  • Smoking
  • Family history of cervical cancer (genetic factors)

The most effective preventive method: Vaccine

Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. Cem Kınık states that the vaccination method is very important for HPV, which is the biggest risk factor. Kiss. Dr. Kınık gives the following information about vaccination: “It is known that the vaccines administered as 3 doses between the ages of 9-26 are the most effective preventive method against cervical cancer. Therefore, it will be the most important health investment for their future, especially if parents get their children vaccinated”

Get a regular smear test for early diagnosis

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Even though the protection of the cervical cancer vaccine has been proven, people who have been vaccinated should still have their routine check-ups. With the smear test, lesions that occur in the cervix and have a risk of turning into cancer over the years can be detected at an early stage and can be prevented from turning into cancer with the necessary treatment. emziren anne anne bebek

People who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer and have completed their treatment can have children. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. Cem Kınık, ‘These people can have children under the control of their physicians, but after the birth, the uterus can be removed with the decision of their physicians. Cervical cancer is one of the preventable types of cancer. It is possible to lead a healthy life with first of all vaccinations and then with routine examinations.” He especially warned women not to neglect their check-ups.

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