Many young women today, over 80% are exposed to HPV, a virus that lead to cervical cancer. Chemoradiotherapy as a part of treatment is associated with acute and long-term side effects that significantly impacts quality of life (QOL) in cervical cancer survivors. Cancer diagnosis and treatment is associated with significant emotional load and physical changes. … [Read more...]
What is Cervical Cancer?
The cervix is the neck of the womb (uterus). It connects the body of the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). The outside of the cervix and the vagina are covered by a layer of flat cells called squamous cells. The canal of the cervix is lined by tall column-like cells columnar cells. These two cell types, squamous cells and columnar cells, meet at a place called the … [Read more...]
BMI: A Factor In Cervical Cancer Risk
Obesity continues to be linked to a multitude of health problems, from increased blood pressure and heart disease to sleep apnea, breathing problems and gallstones. In women, excessive fat has been shown to increase levels of estrogen. Estrogen and its receptors are implicated in the promotion and prevention of various cancers. Virtually all cervical cancers derive from human … [Read more...]
Cervical Cancer And Pregnancy
Cervical cancer occurring coincident with pregnancy is, fortunately, quite rare, probably less than 1 in 10,000 pregnancies. Pregnancy and cervical cancer can be categorized under two categories for a better understanding. Being pregnant when you are diagnosed Pregnancy after treatment for cervical cancer Being Pregnant When Diagnosed: A small number of cervical cancers … [Read more...]