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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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cervical cancer

Cervical Cancer

By:Marisela Esparza

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Cervical Cancer is cancer in the cervix (the lower part of the cervix that connects to the vagina.)
causes abnormal change in tissue
Causes: Abnormal Change in tissue
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • There are 80 types of HPV
  • Transmitted Sexually
  • Cause 90% of Cervical Cancer
  • Cause Genital Warts
symptoms
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
risk factors
Risk Factors
  • Unprotected Sex
  • Multiple Sex partners
  • Using Oral Contraceptives
  • Immunosuppression
  • Smoking
  • Chlamydia
treatment
Treatment
  • Radiation
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • New drugs still on clinical trials
prevention
Prevention
  • Vaccines (Gradasil, Cervarix)
  • Protected Sex
  • Regular Pap Tests
demographics
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
works cited
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