How to Avoid Cervical Cancer

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Label:
Cervical cancer is one of the main causes of death of women worldwide, said the expert content of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Alfaina Wahyuni.
"In the world every two minutes a woman dies from cervical cancer, while in Indonesia, every hour a woman died of cervical cancer," he said in Yogyakarta on Saturday.According to him at the seminar "Understanding and Preventing Cervical Cancer" Cervical cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the cervix. The reason is the "human papilloma virus" (HPV).
"Any woman of any age can develop cervical cancer, but rarely found in the age before 20 years," he said.He said for the prevention of cervical cancer there are several things you can do, including by avoiding risk factors such as delaying sexual intercourse or to marry until age 20 years or more.In addition, no change of partners, avoid sexually transmitted diseases, smoking, healthy living, adequate nutrition from vitamins A, C, beta carotene to folic acid.
Associated with the use of sanitary napkins when menstruation or coming month, he said bandage should be used when it is menstruating and must be frequently replaced. The use of pads will cause excessive moisture in the area of ​​femininity."The use of vaginal cleaning fluid should not be too often. When the routine or every day use the liquid it will eliminate the germs that exist in the vagina," she said.
Expert Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Nursing (FKIK) UMY Supriyatiningsih said to prevent cervical cancer can be done with primary and secondary prevention. 
Primary prevention for people with no clinical evidence has not been affected by the disease, can be done with vaccines, and education or socialization to the community about the dangers of cervical cancer. 
Secondary prevention for those who have proven clinically affected by the disease. This is done to slow or stop the course of the disease.
For example, early detection with the "pap smear". "Pap smear" done to women who had sexual relations or marry. "If you have not had sexual intercourse or marriage does not need to do a 'Pap smear', but given the vaccine," he said.
Source: Antara
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