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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
January 2023

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is throughout January 2023. Women around the world are affected by this type of cancer with 300,000 dying every year from it. The pain that comes with a cancer diagnosis cannot be underestimated and so this month WHO aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer and the HPV vaccination which is crucial to preventing the disease. This year’s theme for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is:

Get Informed, Get Screened and Get Vaccinated.

Magnify glass and cervix

The focus is set on ending cervical cancer for generations to come and shines a light on the importance of more access to HPV vaccinations, screening and treatment for cervical pre-cancer as well as the management of cervical cancer by 2030 across the world.

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the cells of the cervix. It is usually caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread through sexual contact. Cervical cancer is often asymptomatic in the early stages, but symptoms can include vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, and pain during intercourse, therefore it is vital to look out for these signs. However, it can be prevented with regular screenings and a vaccine that can protect against certain types of HPV. If you are diagnosed with it, fortunately there are treatment options which include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer awareness month January 2023

What is WHO’s Goal?

Did You Know?

– An estimated 13,960 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2023.

– About 4,310 women will die from cervical cancer in 2023.

– It is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44.

Stethoscope Cervical Cancer

What Are The Symptoms?

Noticing the symptoms early can prevent it from becoming life threatening. However, during the initial stages of cervical cancer there may be no symptoms, this is why regular screening is extremely important. As it further develops, symptoms include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after intercourse
  • Abnormal Vaginal discharge with foul odor
  • Pelvic pain during intercourse
Cervical Cancer Symptoms Cervical cancer awareness month January 2023

How Can it Be Prevented?

Luckily, there is a way to prevent this type of cancer, the most important way is through awareness which can prevent future generations from dying from it. By speaking about it and getting regular check ups, thousands of women across the world don’t have to die needlessly.

Cervical cancer can be prevented in the following ways:

1. Getting vaccinated against HPV: Vaccinations are available from age 9 to 26. The vaccine is effective if administered before becoming sexually active.

2. Regular pap smear tests: To detect the cancerous conditions of the cervix after 35 years.

3. Safe sexual practices: Such as using condoms.

4. Avoid smoking: Smoking is associated with squamous cell cervical cancer.

cervical cancer screening

Can it Be Cured?

Yes, cervical cancer can be cured through regular screenings, early diagnosis and prompt treatment. In fact, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable types of cancer. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and forms of nutrition.

Cervical cancer cure
Healthcare and cervical cancer awareness month January 2023

So let’s work together this month to raise awareness and help current and future generations to live a full and healthy life free from cervical cancer. Get Informed, Get Screened and Get Vaccinated.

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