The Truth About Cervical Cancer
You might have the slightest idea about cervical cancer, but you don’t know anything about HPV (Human papillomavirus). Most of us don’t bother to get checked with a doctor and instead self-medicate on the facts and myths about our health condition. In this case, let’s talk about debunking myths on cervical cancer and how to best combat the dreaded disease this Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Myth vs. Reality About Cervical Cancer
1. Myth: Women will experience early signs of CC.
Reality: They don’t manifest until it advances to late stage.
Suffice to say, most of the dreaded disease doesn’t manifest until they are in the late stages. High risk types of HPV are hard to detect and that is why women must really be consistent with ob-gyne routine check-up such as pap smear and HPV testing just to find out if there’s anything suspicious going down there. You should watch out for: 1) vaginal bleeding or discharge after intercourse or between periods and 2) pelvic pain during intercourse. If you think something is off, it’s time to check with your doctor.