January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Let’s create awareness…………………….

Cervical is most common cancer now a day. There are approximately 79 million people in the U.S. have HPV and 11 million have Cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by Human Papilloma Virus. This virus is present in all who are sexually active. If not taken care of or detected early, it can cause cervical changes and cancer. HPV also causes some other types of cancers like penis, vagina, vulva and throat.

Transmission :

HPV is transmitted by genital to genital and genital to oral and genital to anal contact. The virus can take weeks, months or even years to show signs and symptoms. This is why it is impossible to determine when and from whom HPV may have been contracted. Pregnancy does not affect the babies.

Diagnosis :

One HPV test has been approved for the use as screening for women age 25 and older, followed by a PAP test. It usually recommended for women aged 30 and over.

Vaccination :

CDC recommends that all boys and girls should get the HPV vaccine at the age 11 or 12, but it is available through age 26.

Referral :

The American Sexual Health Association and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition have online support communities at Inspire.com that connect patients, partners and caregivers. These are the safe places where thousands of users find the information and support they need.

How January Cervical cancer awareness month make difference……..

  • The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition have named January Cervical Health Awareness Month to encourage women across the country to get screened for cervical cancer and receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine if they’re eligible.
  • Let’s create awareness among women to get screened regularly and to take vaccine.
  • Motivate parents of children of 11 to 12 years to get vaccine for cancer.
  • Refer affected women in referral groups where she can get all kinds of information about condition and can participate in the aim of promoting and maintaining her own health