According to a report from The American Cancer Society, by 2016, there are an estimated 12,990 new cases of invasive cervical cancer and consequently, 4,120 women will die of cervical cancer. But whether cervical cancer can be prevented? Here are some tips on how to prevent cervical cancer that you can also find by visiting hope 4 cancer.
The American Cancer Society encourages women to follow these guidelines to help find early cervical cancer. Following this guide can also find pre-cancer, which can be treated to destroy cervical cancer in order not to form.
– All women should start cervical cancer screening at 21 years of age. Women ages 21 to 29 should undergo periodic Pap tests every 3 years. HPV testing shouldn’t be used for testing in this age group (HPV testing may be used as a follow-up section for abnormal Pap tests).
– From the age of 30 years, a good way of screening is with a Pap test that is associated with an HPV test every five years. This is called co-testing and should be done until the age of 65 years.
– Another plausible option for women aged 30 to 65 years is to screen every 3 years only with a Pap test.
– Women at high risk for cervical cancer due to a depressed immune system (eg due to HIV infection, organ transplantation, or long-term use of steroids) or because exposure to DES in utero may require to be screened more frequently. They should obey the doctor’s advice.
– Women over the age of 65 who have undergone frequent tests in the last 10 years should stop screening for cervical cancer as long as no serious pre-cancerous (such as CIN2 or CIN3, CIN stands for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) have been found in themselves for 20 years last. Women with a history of CIN2 or CIN3 should undergo screening for at least 20 years after abnormalities have been found.