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Cervical Cancer. By:Marisela Esparza. Cervical Cancer is cancer in the cervix (the lower part of the cervix that connects to the vagina.) . Causes: Abnormal Change in tissue. Human Papillomavirus There are 80 types of HPV Transmitted Sexually Cause 90% of Cervical Cancer

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    1. Cervical Cancer By:Marisela Esparza

    2. Cervical Cancer is cancer in the cervix (the lower part of the cervix that connects to the vagina.)

    3. Causes: Abnormal Change in tissue • Human Papillomavirus • There are 80 types of HPV • Transmitted Sexually • Cause 90% of Cervical Cancer • Cause Genital Warts

    4. Symptoms • Unusual Vaginal Discharge • Bleeding or “spotting” outside of menstruation • Pain or vaginal bleeding during sexual intercourse • Post- menopausal bleeding • Pain during urination • Pelvic Pain

    5. Risk Factors • Unprotected Sex • Multiple Sex partners • Using Oral Contraceptives • Immunosuppression • Smoking • Chlamydia

    6. Treatment • Radiation • Surgery • Chemotherapy • New drugs still on clinical trials

    7. Prevention • Vaccines (Gradasil, Cervarix) • Protected Sex • Regular Pap Tests

    8. Demographics • 400,000 new cases diagnosed per year and growing • Highest prevalence rates are among women ages 20-35 • Worldwide 5th most common cancer in women

    9. Works Cited • Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer # 2 • Gale cengage Learning http://findgalegroup.com/ips/retrieve.do?cententSet=IAC-documents Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center http://fhcrc.org/reseach/disease/cervical_cancer/iindex.html Cervical Cancer: information at gargasil.com