By: Wasif Siddiqui
Location & Function
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
- Chlamydia Infection
- Long term use of contraceptives (Birth control pills, etc...)
Risk factors of cervical cancer may consist of more than what is shown above.
- Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
- Unusual Discharge through the birth canal
- Painful Intercourse
Symptoms of cervical cancer may consist of more than what is shown above.
Diagnosis & Stages
- Stage 0
- Stage 1
- Stage 2
- Stage 3
- Stage 4
There are also sub stages within each of these stages, but I won't touch on them that much in this flyer. The cancer advances as it rises in stages, the farther the stage the cancer reaches, the lower survival chances of the victim.
Survival Rates By Stages
- Stage 0: 93%
- Stage 1: 80% to 93%
- Stage 2: 58% to 63%
- Stage 3: 32% to 35%
- Stage 4: 15% to 16%
- Targeted Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
Treatments of cervical cancer may consist of more than what is shown above.
Side Effects of Therapies
There may be more side effects of the treatments of cervical cancer than what is shown below.
- Upset Stomach
- Skin Changes
What type of Doctor?
- Gynecologist- A doctor who treats diseases of the female reproductive system.
- Gynecologist Oncologist- A doctor specialized for cancers in the female reproductive system.
- Radiation Oncologist- A doctor that uses radiation in the treatment of cancer.
- Medical Oncologist- A doctor that uses chemotherapy and other different medicines in order to treat cancer.
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- Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Digital image. Clear Passage Physical Therapy. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.