e-Clinic and Diagnostics Limited joins the rest of the World to mark the cervical cancer awareness month.
In 2020, an estimated 604 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 342 000 women died from the disease. In Nigeria, 53.3 million women are estimated to be at risk of developing cervical cancer.
Most cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another through sexual activity. Both men and women can be infected with HPV. It can be present for years without causing any symptoms and can be passed on to others without knowing.
We recommend that all women receive at least one HPV test to screen for cervical cancer in their lifetime
Routine Pap testing is the best way to detect abnormal changes to the cervix before they develop into cancer.
Women who smoke are about twice as likely as non-smokers to get cervical cancer.
There is also evidence that long-term use of oral contraceptives as well as being overweight increase risk of cervical cancer.
Women with a sister or mother who had cervical cancer are two to three times more likely to develop the disease. Talk to your doctor if you have a family history of cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer often presents no symptoms in its early stages, which is why it is often referred to as a “silent killer.” But as the disease progresses, warning signs may present themselves.
Examples include pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, painful urination, unusual discharge, abnormal menstrual cycles, pain or bleeding after sex, anaemia, urinary incontinence, and back pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away.
e-Clinic and Diagnostics is offering a 10% discount for cervical cancer screening/test this month.
We are also available for consultations.
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