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HPV & Cervical Cancer Prevention Tips

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Tips

The Most Common Form Of Cervical Cancer Starts With Pre-Cancerous Changes, And There Are Ways To Stop This Disease From Developing.

A well-proven way to prevent cervical cancer is to have screening to find pre-cancers before they can turn into invasive cancer. The Pap smear and the HPV test are used for this.

Most invasive cervical cancers are found in women who have not had regular pap tests.

The Pap test is a procedure used to collect cells from the cervix so that they can be looked at under a microscope to find cancer and pre-cancer.

A HPV test can be done on the same sample of cells collected from the Pap test.

Things to do to prevent cervical cancer.

  1. Reduce number of sex partners.

Limiting the number of sex partners and avoiding sex with people who have had many other sex partners may lower your risk of exposure to HPV.

HPV is passed from one person to another during skin-to-skin contact with an infected area of the body. Although HPV can be spread during skin to skin contact − including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. sex doesn’t have to occur for the infection to spread.

  1. Use condoms

Condoms provide some protection against HPV but they don’t completely prevent infection. One reason that condoms cannot protect completely is because they don’t cover every possible HPV-infected area of the body, such as skin of the genital or anal area. Still, condoms provide some protection against HPV, and they also help protect against HIV and some other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

  1. Don’t smoke

Not smoking is another important way to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

  1. Get vaccinated

Vaccines that can protect one against certain HPV infections, protect against infection with the HPV sub-types most commonly linked to cancer, as well as types that can cause anal and genital warts.

These vaccines only work to prevent HPV infection and will not treat an infection that is already there. To be most effective, the HPV vaccines should be given before a person becomes exposed to HPV (such as through sexual activity) & help prevent cancer of the cervix.

It’s important to realize that no vaccine provides complete protection against all cancer-causing types of HPV, so routine cervical cancer screening is still necessary.

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Recommended Health Screening for Adults

Recommended Health Screening for Adults

Health Screenings and YOU!!!

People maintain your car, your computer, and even your household appliances. But are you taking enough care of yourself? When last did you have general body health screenings?

Getting preventive care aka health screenings is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular check-ups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions.

We strongly encourage people to get help regularly, go for check-ups and not wait for when they need medical attention before they see their physician(s), which means taking the time to understand which prevention screenings you need, and when you need them. These quick and simple tests can detect life-threatening medical conditions, usually in time to treat them successfully.

Recommended Health Screenings includes health services like screenings, check-ups, and patient counselling that are used to prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. Getting recommended preventive services and making healthy lifestyle choices are key steps to good health and well-being.

Early detection and regular monitoring is crucial to treating cancers, controlling chronic issues like diabetes, and preventing heart attacks and strokes. This all adds up to a better peace of mind and being more in charge of your own health.

Health screenings are important for people of all ages, but the screening tests may vary based on your age. Screenings that are Age-specific or between an age-range, may be done yearly, every 2 years or more.
Your physician should perform screenings at your annual wellness visit but there are some that you should routinely perform yourself.

Conclusion

Prevention screening guidelines are primarily for children and adults with no current symptoms or prior history of a medical condition. People with medical conditions, or who have a strong family history of certain diseases, should talk with their doctors.

As always, consult with your doctor for the screenings and immunizations most appropriate for you.

Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000 and let us help you take care of you. Because your life matters.

References
https://www.cdc.gov/prevention/index.html
https://www.beaumont.org/health-wellness/blogs/recommended-health-screenings-for-all-lifes-stages
https://myblue.bluecrossma.com/healthy-living/screening-guidelines-adults

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