Cancer is also synonymous with gender, namely cancer that attacks women. Breast cancer and cervical cancer are cancers that women should be aware of. Even cervical cancer can attack women in the world, which is every two minutes causing death. Whereas in Indonesia cervical cancer is a disease that is often threatening, in fact in Indonesia 37 women die every day due to cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer which occurs in the cervix can develop in the woman’s body for decades without causing symptoms. This is what causes cervical cancer to be discovered at an advanced stage which is difficult to cure. This article will help to recognize the early symptoms of cervical cancer so that it can be detected early. Early treatment can help minimize the risk of cervical cancer.
Cancer is caused by uncontrolled dividing cells. In addition, some people experience impaired defenses so that abnormal cells grow that cannot be destroyed by normal tissue. Thus cancer is a disease that occurs due to interference with control of growth regulation of normal cells. So that the disruption of control of cell regulation makes it different from normal cells that grow.
Cancer develops through a carcinogenesis process that arises from certain defects in the patient’s body. In the carsiogenesis process, there are two stages, namely initiation and promotion.
The factors that cause cancer cannot be known with certainty, but the combination of genetic and environmental factors is very influencing. Genetic factors cause some families to have a higher risk, while environmental factors can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.
Definition of Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer or cervical cancer or cervical cancer is a disease that threatens women. Cervical cancer occurs in the reproductive part of women. The cervix itself is in a narrow part between the vagina and uterus, so that women with cervical cancer experience abnormal conditions in that section.
The main factor for cervical cancer is the human papilloma virus (HPV) which attacks the cervix. HPV can affect both men and women, causing genital warts. Warts that occur on the genitals are called condyloma acuminatum. HPV will disappear by itself if the patient’s immune system can handle it, while cervical cancer occurs when an infection occurs that is difficult to heal for a long time.
Cervical cancer is very dangerous, even from 8000 cases that occur ending in death. Cervical cancer appears as if it has no symptoms so that sufferers never think that they are infected with cervical cancer.
Causes of Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is caused by a virus that causes infection in the cervix. Viruses can heal by themselves if the sufferer has an immune system to fight the virus, while viruses that stare for a long time and become malignant are caused by lack of immunity.
Cervical cancer is very easily spread through sexual contact. If a person is infected with the virus and then touches the genital area, it will move and also infect the cervix. In addition, the transmission of the HPV virus is from the closet that is contaminated with the virus, so it is possible for patients who are infected with HPV to pass through the toilet closet to the genital area.
Causes of cervical cancer next is an unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking habits, not consuming enough vitamin C and vitamin E can cause HPV to persist for a long time in the body and cause cancer.
The risk of cervical cancer is underage sex, multiple partners having sex or having sex with men who change partners, it can even be caused by a family history of cancer.
Recognizing Early Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
Prevention is better than cure, that’s an apt slogan for a deadly disease like cervical cancer. Nevertheless prevention of cervical cancer often ignored because sufferers do not really know the early symptoms of a disease they are suffering from.
Cervical cancer is also known as the silent killer, which is a disease that is difficult to find symptoms but can detect at an advanced stage, of course this makes the treatment process difficult.
The course of infection to become cancer can occur 15-20 years. When viewed from the age of cervical cancer sufferers experienced by women in a vulnerable time of 35-55 years. When calculated from the incubation period, women are more susceptible to contracting the HPV virus at the age of 20 or when engaging in sexual activity.
In the early stages of cervical cancer does not cause complaints, cervical cancer sufferers will cause symptoms at an advanced stage. Cervical cancer patients do not have specific symptoms, although some sufferers often complain of pelvic pain, bleeding after intercourse, bleeding outside of menstruation or experiencing vaginal discharge which is not normal but all the symptoms above cannot be said to be cervical cancer because they still have to do a series of tests that can support the patient’s condition.
Despite the initial symptoms of cervical cancer difficult to know, but early prevention can be done by vaccinating. Vaccination during adolescence, namely the age of 10 years can provide protection up to 98%.
Apart from vaccination, what must be done is not having free sex and maintaining a healthy lifestyle because the environment can be a factor in causing cervical cancer that threatens women.
Cervical cancer is a disease that threatens the health of women, even cervical cancer is the second type of cancer that endangers women. Cervical cancer is caused by HPV which can attack anyone, HPV in the body can be cured by the immune system. Meanwhile, the cause of cervical cancer is HPV which infects the body for a long time.
Women who have HPV do not have special symptoms, usually like ordinary women. HPV infection only occurs when it has been in the patient’s body long enough, namely 10-15 years. This is what causes cervical cancer, including the silent killer, because it is almost experienced by sufferers without causing symptoms.
Meanwhile, some of the symptoms associated with cervical cancer usually sufferers feel pain after intercourse, experience bleeding outside of menstruation, experience bleeding after intercourse and abnormal vaginal discharge that occurs in sufferers. Even so, these symptoms are not entirely a specific sign that a patient has cervical cancer.
Although cervical cancer symptoms early is difficult to find, but if you experience symptoms like the description above, you should consult your doctor to get a series of medical tests that can determine whether have cervical cancer or don’t have cerv
ical cancer. Prevention is very important to do one of them by avoiding casual sex, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and also vaccinating.