The month of September is recognised as the Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month each year. It is during this whole month that doctors, patients and many others make their efforts count to spread awareness about Gynecologic cancer. The idea behind this awareness month is to encourage more and more women to learn about the diseases to the cervix, vagina, vulva, ovaries and uterus. The education regarding these cancers provided all across the world as part of the awareness month includes information on early detection and prevention.
The sense of spreading awareness to women, who might me bordering along some of the risk factors that can trigger the deadly disease in them, but also to help women more in learning about it than anything. Every year thousands of women die across the world through gynecologic cancer, while the leading causes, HPV, remains something that needs an acute diagnosis to detect, for it could stay in hiding for years altogether.
What is HPV?
HPV or human papillomavirus belongs to the family of common viruses that cause almost all types of cervical cancers. They are also responsible for other problems such as genital warts and plantar warts. HPV is known to be the leading cause of diseases to the vagina, vulva, anus, as well as to the head and neck.
Women are prone to contracting HPV through various factors such as sexual intercourse or sexual contact. The awareness about HPV and how it’s caused is an essential part of the Gynecological Cancer Month and its purpose. Women could use the knowledge from it and know how to keep a check on HPV and how things could be prevented. Consult your gynaecologists and ask more about HPV< not only during this month but whenever you deem it necessary.
Different types of Gynecological cancer
Gynecological cancer is of different types, and develops in a woman’s reproductive tract. The following are the types of Gynecologic Cancers
- Cervical Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer
Each cancer type has its risk factors associated with it. However, more importantly, the idea behind the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month is to spread awareness about the risk factors, causes and possible treatments, but more importantly to make women understand the need of today to learn as much information as possible regarding these cancers. For knowledge could help prevent the problem altogether, with proper precautionary measures, which begs to be allowed early on to avoid any future complications.
Consult a gynaecologist for more information on these cancer types and if need be to conduct several important tests to determine where you stand in your prevention and risk factors when it comes to contracting one.
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Ankura is a chain of Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. Set up in the year 2011 in KPHB, near Hitech Railway Station, the Ankura Hospitals family has today spread its wings to Secunderabad, Khammam and Vijayawada.