Experts from Himachal Pradesh’s AIIMS Bilaspur have told Diary Times correspondent Kumud Sharma that cervical cancer can be easily prevented by some simple measures. HPV vaccination is given to young girls aged 14 years to 19 years to prevent cervical cancer. An important cervical cancer campaign has been started by the experts of AIIMS Bilaspur to make girls aware about cervical cancer. The month of January 2024 is being celebrated as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by the experts of AIIMS Bilaspur. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women of reproductive age across India. The leading cause of death among young women across India is cervical cancer.
Globally, one in five women are dying due to cervical cancer in India.
Recent data from Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Mumbai shows that one woman dies every eight minutes in India due to cervical cancer.
If detected early, cervical cancer can be easily prevented and cervical cancer can also be treated easily. Most cases of cervical cancer across India occur in the advanced stage, which increases the risk of death for young women. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV which is spread mainly through sexual contact.
Experts at AIIMS Bilaspur told Diary Times correspondent Kumud Sharma that cervical cancer can be easily prevented by some simple measures.
Young girls aged 14 to 19 years are given HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer.
HPV vaccination is also recommended for girls ages 15 years to 20 years.
HPV vaccine is a major part of the national immunization program in most developed countries.
The HPV vaccine is offered to all school-going girls aged 9 years to 14 years.
All girls aged 9 years to 12 years should receive two doses of the HPV vaccine and girls aged 15 years to 20 years should receive three doses of the HPV vaccine.
Young girls should take special care of their body hygiene –
To prevent cervical cancer, it is most important to adopt sexual hygiene and condom protection. All women in the age group of 30 years to 65 years should get cervical smear test done regularly. Cervical smear testing is done every 3 years to 5 years, depending on the type of test planned. During the cervical smear test, a doctor-health worker examines the cervix of all women aged 30 to 65 years.
If women have pain in the lower abdomen, they should definitely get themselves tested for cervical cancer –
In women, special advice should be taken from a gynecologist for abnormal bleeding or discharge, pain in the lower abdomen. It is possible to completely cure women with cervicitis in the early stages. Women suffering from cervical cancer should receive prompt treatment and regular follow-up.
-Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AIIMS
AIIMS Bilaspur has a team of specialist doctors. Who can provide advice about various aspects related to cervical cancer screening, HPV vaccination and cervical cancer treatment. For more information or to schedule a checkup, you can visit the official website of AIIMS Bilaspur and register and seek specialist consultation in the Gynecology OPD.
-Dr. Meenal Madhukar Thackeray, Additional Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS Bilaspur
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