Women and Cervical Cancer Facts

Cervical cancer is much like the prostate cancer men gets, only a women get cervical cancer, which is the cancer to the womb or uterus’ entrance. Your cervix, which is also called the womb’s neck, is at the lower part and the narrower part of the uterus. Your cervix is an important part of your reproductive system, which consist of ovaries, womb, and vagina.

Two ovaries, one on each side of the pelvis are where a woman produces an egg in either one of the ovaries once a month. Fallopian tubes connect the ovaries to the womb and only when a man’s sperm does not fertilize this egg would a period occur. The tight muscle, which allows the sperm through and allow menstrual period is where you find the cervix. Thus is the cervix essential in opening during childbirth as it connects the uterus to vagina.

Most women who contract cervical cancer have had children and often-above thirty-years-old. In the USA studies by the American Cancer Society have shown that yearly around 4500 women die of cervical cancer. The World health Organization estimated that the global death rate of cervical cancer in women are estimated at a minimum of 200,000.

Fast Facts:

  • The risk of cervical cancer is significantly reduced by measures including safe sex, human papillomavirus vaccine
  • Between eighty and ninety-five percent of cervical cancer treatment has been a success
  • It works like all other cancers in stages of severity from zero to four
  • Screening for cervical cancer must commence at age 21 and in case of early sexual encounter, within three years of first time
  • Research and studies proved that early detection or screening could possibly prevent most cervical cancer deaths
  • Screening for cervical cancer should be once in three to five years
  • The risks of cervical cancer include a weak immune system, giving birth to a child at young ages, smoking
  • It is possible that during initial stages of cervical cancer that a woman could be asymptomatic