Cervical Cancer Awareness

The British Clinic participates in the cervical cancer awareness campaign from its belief in continuing updating of health care providing. This is given with the emphasis on cultural differences and not purely copying what is being practiced or imported from different cultures.

Cervical cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death among women after breast and lung cancer. It can be a threat to all women. But many do not know enough about the disease ...

Cervical cancer is cancer of the "neck" of the womb (cervix). Unlike some other cancers, it is either genetic nor heretitary. It is believed that the majority of it is caused by an infection related to a common virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus is done during intimate genital skin to skin contact. Although it must be said that as much as not all cervical cancers are caused by HPV, also, not all infections by HPV causes cancer of the cervix. Hope that this paradox can be understood in this description.

Cervical cancer can affect women of all ages, not just adult women. Eight out of ten women will be infected by HPV at some point in their lives and most would be unaware of it.

Most infections with the cancer causing HPV show no signs or symptoms at the early stages. When the infection does not clear naturally, it can progress to precancerous lesions and in some cases to cervical cancer. Therefore, there is no way to self detect an infection.

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