TRIBUNJATENG.COM – Cervical cancer is the fourth type of cancer that occurs most often in women.
According to WHO, it is estimated that there are 570,000 cases of cervical cancer in 2018, equivalent to 6.6% of all cases of cancer in women.
Cervical cancer does not cause symptoms in the early stages of the disease.
Periodic detection is important for checking abnormal cervical cells, so that they can be monitored and treated as soon as possible.
It is advised that most women undergo tests at the age of 21.
Informant of cancer treatment centers in America, Pap smear tests are one of the most reliable and effective methods for cancer screening, and women must undergo an annual examination by gynecologist OB.
In addition to the Pap smear test, you can also detect the risk of early cervical cancer through HPV testing.
HPV tests can detect women with a high risk of HPV infection (human papillomavirus) that can cause cervical tumors.
Although the detection method is not accurate at 100 percent, this test is often an effective method to detect cervical cancer at an early stage when it is still highly treatable.
Signals of early warning of cervical cancer