January 01, 2021
National Cervical Cancer Month: Info For you and Your Loved One
The National Cervical Month is commemorated in the United States, every year in January. The number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the U.S. is more than 13,000. It is the fourth most common type of cancer that affects women all over the world, but it is preventable. So it is important for you and the women in your life to be
aware of it.
What is Cervical Cancer?
Cervix is the narrow opening into the uterus from the vagina, and cervical cancer begins from here. Where the uterus enters into the vagina and the cervical canal, both are made of squamous cells and columnar cells respectively. Cancerous cells are most likely to begin where these two cells overlap.
When Can It Occur?
Most frequently between the ages of 35 and 44.
Symptoms You Need to Look Out For
● Abnormal bleeding such as irregularity, after sex, and so on
● Bleeding even after menopause
● Frequent urination, accompanied by pain
● Pain in the pelvis, irrelated to the menstrual cycle or bleeding
Where Can I Get Cervical Cancer Screening in Miami?
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has set up the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, which provides both breast cancer and cervical cancer screening. A few locations have been designated for women to have their cervical screenings done. There are a few requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to qualify for all the free tests and treatments done under this department.
Due to awareness spread by the National Cervical Month, the death rates for women in the United States who have cervical cancer have so far declined by 2 percent. This rate continues to grow, as more women become aware. Pass on this knowledge to your loved ones today and save uncountable lives.