Cervical Cancer - Facts to Know

Ny City, NY (PressExposure) July 21, 2011 -- Cervical cancer number is increasing by the day and there are many researches being done on how it can be prevented and also cured fully. Docturs.com/dd offers detailed information on the causes, symptoms and treatment of cervical cancer.

The recent medical news about cervical cancer has been that there have been 19% more early cervical cancer diagnoses recently. There has recently been an increase in the awareness among young women and the diagnoses of an early form of cervical cancer which has risen by a fifth.

The numbers revealed by the Office for National Statistics are 27,438 cases of carcinoma in situ of cervix uteri in 2008, which, if left untreated, can turn malignant. The statistics show a rise of 19.2% on the 23,023 cases of 2008 majorly in the age group of 15-19 year-old girls and 25-29 year old women. The levels of screening and diagnosis have improved recently. All in all, the diagnosis numbers went up by 5.1% among men and 2.6% among women in 2009 and these rates remained relatively stable in the last decade.

The most commonly found tumors are prostate, lung and colorectal among men and breast, lung and colorectal among women. This increase may be due improvement in the data collection methods of the cancer registries and ascertainment of cases due to screening programs. The 19% annual increase is in the number of women who are diagnosed with serious cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer.

Docturs.com also talks about various cervical cancer facts like the causes and complications for the disease have been identified and include HPV infection by multiple sexual partners, engaging in early sexual contact, smoking, taking birth control pills etc. Another fact is that the cause of this cancer, HPV infection may cause cervical dysplasia or abnormal growth of cervical cells. These cancerous changes in cells of the cervix can be detected by regular pelvic exams and pap testing. The prognosis of cervical cancer depends upon the stage and type of cervical cancer and the tumor size. These changes may be treated with cryosurgery, cauterization, or laser surgery. The most common symptoms are pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. The stage of cancer can be determined by many tests like MRI, chest X-rays, PET scan or CT scan. The treatment can include chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery.

One should be very much aware of the facts and new developments in such medical fields. Docturs.com/dd is medical vertical offering information about every medical ailment for a better and healthy living.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 21, 2011 at 7:15 am
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