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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

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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