Article of the month June
Indian Women Should
Become Obsessed For Cervical Cancer
Dr. Jyoti Agarwal
Early diagnosis usually means an excellent prognosis, but this opportunity is often missed in India where cancer are usually detected at the advanced stage
The incidence of death due to cervical cancer is the highest in India. One of the key reasons for the large number of fatalities is the lack of awareness in the country about cervical cancer. Currently 365.71 million women in India are above the age of 15 years; each one of them stands a high risk of developing cervical cancer. WHO reveals starting figures for India - according to their surveys about 132, 082 women are annually diagnosed with cervical cancer, out of which about 74,000 die. in other word, 27% of women cancer cervix load & deaths due to cancer cervix happen in India alone.
Unfortunately in India, women are usually detected with this cancer at the advanced stage by when it becomes incurable. Early diagnosis usually means an excellent prognosis; but this opportunity is missed as women in India are rarely screened for cancer. The absence of symptoms and screening often means that women become aware of the cancer only after it has reached a fairly advanced stage. But by then, treatment is extremely difficult.
Never Never Ignore your problem
Now vaccination (Gaurdasil & cervarix) to prevent cervical cancer is available Indian women from 9- 46 years can avail this opportunity.
These are 3 injection taken at 0,1,6 months. Each injection coast around 3000 thousand, but it is worth investing