How could I help prevent cervical cancer?

HPV vaccine. One way to prevent cervical cancer is to get one the hpv vaccination (gardasil or cervarix). Certain hpv types lead to cervical cancer, but not all cervical cancers are due to an hpv infection.
Good habits. Such things as abstaining from sex may not be feasible. Minimizing the different sexual partners, such as having sex with only the person you marry is ideal. Use condoms. Hpv virus is the causative agent and Gardasil vaccine can prevent it. Therefore girls are being vaccinated when they are young. However nothing is risk free and rare devastating side effects in these young girls have happened.

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How can I help prevent cervical cancer?

Condoms;vaccination. Cervical cancer is usually due to the papilloma virus. Using condoms will reduce the chances of getting this virus. Getting a vaccination against the virus will reduce your risk as well. Read more...
Get. Vaccinated with gardisil, soon the preventitive should be freely available if accountable care act not reversed, limit sexual partners , use safe sex or remain chaste. Read more...

How can I prevent cervical cancer?

Vaccination and PAP. If you are under the age of 25 you should get vaccinated for hpv. Limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. Read more...

What can you do to prevent cervical cancer?

Vaccination & pap. A vaccination is available that can prevent about 80% of cervical cancers. All girls/women 9-26 year old should get vaccinated, perferably before onset of sexual activity. Regular pap smear examinations provide detection of pre-cancerous lesions and can prevent cervical cancer. Limit the number of sex partners and delay first intercourse. Do not smoke. Read more...

Can cervical cancer prevent me from having kids?

It can. The most common type of surgery for cervical cancer will not allow you to have kids in the future. Some women will be candidates for a trachalectomy which could allow you to have kids in the future. If you get radiation treatment then this can damage the ovaries unless they are moved out of the treatment field. Read more...
Depends on the stage. Of cancer. Carcinoma in situ may be treated leaving the cervix intact and allowing the woman to bear a child. An invasive carcinoma requiring hysterectomy and/or radiation will preclude childbearing. Read more...

What are the shots they give you to prevent cervical cancer?

HPV vaccine. Human papillomavirus (hpv) is a sexually transmitted disease that is a common cause of cervical cancer. The idea behind the vacinne shot is to reduce the risk of acquiring hpv, which should lower the future risk of that type of cervical cancer. This vaccine does not protect you against HIV or any other type of sexually transmitted disease. Read more...

Are there steps I can take to prevent getting cervical cancer?

Annual exams. We see vary few cervical cancers in women who have their annual exams and routine pap smears. The exam and pap does not prevent cervical cancer, but it does allow for detection of abnormal cells that can result in simple treatment to prevent the progression to cervial cancer. All of the cervical cancers that I have seen in my practice were in women who had not had a pap smear in many years. Read more...
You bet! First, if you are under 30, get gardisil, hpv vaccine; if you have never had a sexual relationship, it is very unusual to get cervical cancer, but you should be checked with a pap smear annually. If you have made the choice to have sex, choose partner carefully, practice safe sex (condom from beginning to end) until you want to procreate as well as recreate. Limit partners. Pap annually. Read more...

Is there anything that can prevent cervical cancer all together?

No, but... Almost all cervical cancers are caused by one or another strain of the hpv virus. Lifelong abstinence or being with only one man who has never been with any other woman are the most reliable. The new hpv vaccine is very promising. Most deaths from cervical cancer are preventable even if the disease is found while developing or in the early stages. Read more...

What are the causes of cervical cancer and what to do to prevent it?

HPV infections. Human papilloma viruses are being increasingly implicated with cervical cancers. Prevention is by prepubertal vaccination with Gardasil and cervarix. Limiting number of partners/ promiscuity and barrier methods will help prevent the disease. Pap smears have led to very early diagnosis and improved the odds of curable disease being found. Read more...