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Cervical Cancer Treatment in Miami
What is Cervical Cancer?
Cervical Cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow at an uncontrollable rate. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer results from a mutation in the cellular lining of the cervix, which spreads through mitosis to normal tissues and organs. If the abnormal cell division go undetected or untreated, tumors will form and extensive spreading of the cancer will most likely occur.
Causes of Cervical Cancer
Unlike some cancers, cervical cancer is not known to be passes down through family genes. It is the result of uncontrolled division of abnormal cells. When most cells dies, new cells replace them. Abnormal cells either do not die or continue dividing. A combination of conditions can trigger cervical cancer, such as:
Smoking – Linked to Cervical Cancer
People are now aware of the negative effects of smoking and have learned that it could lead to many cancers and has been found to be linked to cervical cancer. Smoke from tobacco products is carcinogenic and is linked to cellular mutation in the cervical lining.
Age – Linked to Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer can occur in women of any age, but has occurred mostly in women over 40, meaning age may be a risk factor, or a contributing cause to cervical cancer.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Linked to Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is caused by certain types of HPV. When the HPV virus doesn’t go away on its own then abnormal cells can develop in the lining of the cervix. If it is not caught early through routine checkups and treated, precancers may occur and cervical cancer may follow. Not all HPV strains are concerous but others are known to cause cervical cancer
Weakened Immune System – Linked to Cervical Cancer
A weakened immune system may be considered as a cause of cervical cancer, in patients: Who have undergone organ transplant surgery, because they may be prescribed medicine to avoid the body from rejecting the implanted organ. These medicines suppress the immune system and can hinder the body’s ability to protect itself from disease
Patients with HIV/AIDS – Linked to Cervical Cancer
Disease which negatively affects the immune system and keeps it from performing regularly may contribute to cervical cancer.
Birth Control Pills – Linked to Cervical Cancer
Using birth control for long periods of time such as 5 years or more can contribute to the cause of cervical cancer. It is important to speak to your doctor about your specific situation.
Multiple Pregnancies – Linked to Cervical Cancer
Multiple full-term pregnancies are a contributing cause of cervical cancer as well although it is unknown as to why.
Diet – Linked to Cervical Cancer
Women who do not maintain a healthy weight are at higher risk of cervical cancer , as well as bad eating habits in which do not include fruits and vegetables.
Cervical Cancer Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of cervical cancer in its early stages are not likely. However, more advanced cervical cancer may show the following symptoms:
- Abnormal bleeding after intercourse, between periods, or after menopause
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse
These symptoms can also indicate other conditions which may be non-cancerous. Our doctors provide patients with a certain type of Cervical Cancer Treatment in Miami depending on each case, however, be sure to consult your doctor for professional diagnosis of any medical condition.
Early Stages of Cervical Cancer
Although early stages of cervical cancer go unnoticeable they could be detected with a Pap tests administered in standard pelvic examinations.
Benign cells may divide abnormally and at an accelerated rate. This may sound like a symptom of cervical cancer, but they could be non-cancerous cells or precancerous.
Precancerous cells may turn into cancer cells if they are not found and treated. Normally, it takes several years for precancerous cells to mutate into cancer cells. Your gynecologist will look for abnormal cell activity during regular pelvic exams in order to catch early stages of cervical cancer.
It is important for women to schedule regular pelvic exams in order to prevent and detect cervical cancer.
Contact Our Gynecologist Today
At Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, we are devoted to providing a full range of gynecology services. For that reason, we provide services such as Cervical Cancer Treatment in Miami. If you would like more information on the services we provide, please call us at (786) 615-6123 or click here for an appointment.
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