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World Cancer Day 2024: Women should adopt these measures to prevent cervical cancer

 world Cancer Day 2024: Women should adopt these measures to prevent cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a serious health problem in women, but some proactive measures can prevent this cancer from occurring.Therefore, follow these important measures and improve your health.

Cervical cancer is cancer that develops in the cervix cells of a woman. This is the lower part of the uterus, which connects to the vagina. Some people also know this cancer as cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by a specific type of HPV, a sexually transmitted infection. 

This form of cancer is a serious health problem for women not only in India but globally. But do you know that this cancer can be kept away from ourselves by making some changes in lifestyle. Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Laparoscopy and Infertility Specialist, Dr. Kalpana Gupta tells us about the surefire ways to prevent cervical cancer in women.

Regular screening is necessary

To prevent cervical cancer, all girls and women above 20 years of age should undergo regular screening and vaccination. HPV vaccination protects against cervical cancer. Regular Pap smears can detect any abnormal changes in the cervix early, allowing treatment to begin as soon as possible.

safe sexual relationship

If you want to avoid HPV and other STDs associated with cervical cancer, have sexual relations with only one partner. Apart from this, use measures like condom for safe sex.   

healthy diet

Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are rich in essential vitamins and anti-oxidants. These strengthen immunity , which is essential to fight infections like HPV.

don't smoke

Do you know that the development of cervical cancer can be prevented by quitting smoking. This also keeps your health good and the chances of getting other cancers also reduces. 

reduce alcohol intake

Consuming too much alcohol increases the risk of cervical cancer, so reduce or avoid alcohol consumption at all. Incorporating these changes into daily routine can reduce the risk of cervical cancer to a great extent.

keep weight under control

Obesity can increase the risk of cervical cancer along with other health problems. Therefore, keep your weight under control with the help of a balanced diet and regular exercise.

reduce stress

Reduce stress by adopting techniques like yoga and meditation. Prolonged stress weakens the immunity, making the body more sensitive to disease. But activities like yoga and meditation strengthen the immune system.

regular checkup

 Women can take care of their reproductive health by getting regular checkups done by the doctor . Besides, it is also important for overall health. 

To prevent cervical cancer, adopt a healthy lifestyle by having a balanced diet, regular exercise and avoiding products like tobacco. Apart from this, get HPV vaccination done for prevention and get LBC screening done after three years. 

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