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cervical cancer

Women's Health
August 15, 2017

What happens during a pap smear?

A pap smear, also known as a pap test, can save your life. Doctors use it detect STDs and screen for cervical cancer: the second most common type of cancer in women. A Pap smear can spot changes in the cervix, so you can get treated before it develops into cancer. Risk factors for cervical cancer One of the major risk factors for cervical cancer is contracting Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease through skin-to-skin contact. Other risk factors include: smoking a weakened immune system long term use of contraceptives being overweight How often to get tested If…
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Cancer & lymphoma
July 12, 2017

Common cancers, and how to prevent them

The word “cancer” can strike immediate fear into anyone’s heart. This disease, responsible for millions of deaths is frightening and deserves its big bad reputation. A new report by the Macmillan Cancer Support Organization in the UK reveals that it’s now more common for a person to be diagnosed with cancer than to get married, have a first child or earn a university degree. Sounds dire, but the purpose of the study by the charity Life with Cancer, was to demystify and diminish the fear around cancer. Lynda Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, said: "Being told you have…
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 18, 2014

Fight cervical cancer

Hearing the C word is devastating to anybody. Despite our best efforts, many people are diagnosed with cancer each day, however, there is one cancer we can prevent: cervical cancer. (more…)
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