What is Cervix Cancer and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Thursday, August 2, 2012
There are a lot of women who worry about cervix cancer. However, what is cervix cancer? This is a type of cancer that grows from tissue that is in the cervix. Most of the time, it is a slow growing cancer that can have symptoms, but sometimes it does not.

However, it can be found in pap tests that you do. If you have had a pap test, they would tell you if you have cervix cancer. For those of you that do not know, the cervix is the organ that actually connects the uterus and the vagina together. The good news is that most types of cervix cancers can be prevented.

Today we are going to cover a few things that can help you to avoid getting cervix cancer. Some of these ways can be hard to understand how they can help you, but they can. So be sure to follow these guidelines that we are going to talk about.

The first thing that you need to do is to avoid HPV. These are types of sexually transmitted infections. There are a few ways that you can avoid having HPV. That includes not having sex at a very early age. Do not have a lot of sexual partners. Also, you need to make sure that your partner has not had a lot of sexual partners. You need to avoid having sex with men who are not circumcised as well.

When they are not circumcised, their penis can be a breeding ground for a lot of infections that can live in there. When having sex with these kinds of men, you have to be careful because of the way the penis works. It is made to push things out. The vagina is something that is made to take things in, thus, the infection will affect you and not the man.

Whenever you have sex with someone, you need to make sure that you wear condoms. They can protect against HPV. Condoms do not protect against getting HPV all together, but they do help a lot.

Some other things that you need to avoid in order to avoid getting cervix cancer would be smoking. People who do not smoke have a way reduced risk of getting cervix cancer. Not only that, but you will have a lower risk of getting any kind of cancer. The main thing to note here is that you need to avoid anything that can cause cancer.

This could be sun damage and other things like that. Any of these things can put you at risk for getting cervix cancer. For most women, cervix cancer is not something that you want to deal with, thus, avoid it at all costs.

If cervix cancer runs in your family, there may not be much you can do to avoid getting it. You are either going to end up with it, or you will not. If it runs in your family, it is important to get checked and to get checked often. That way if you do end up getting it, you will be able to stop it before it gets out of hand.

Remember, it is pretty slow growing, but you still want to get checked for it as much as you can. The sooner you find it, the sooner you can get rid of it.
by. James S. Pendergraft