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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 11
First page : ( 5641) Last page : ( 5645)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00976.4

A Review on Cervical Cancer and Current Preventive Measures

Priya S.*, Kumar M. Ashok

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai-600117, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: priya1215.rhs@gmail.com

Online published on 9 April, 2020.

Abstract

Despite cervical cancer marking its place at top after breast cancer, the knowledge regarding cervical cancer is limited in women population. The knowledge regarding major cause of cervical cancer, the signs and symptoms, the screening Methods are not well known in developing countries when compared to developed countries. Women's are not aware of the various screening Methods available for detecting precancerous lesions. Cervical cancer if found at earlier stages can be cured but cervical cancer has no signs and symptoms at the initial stages. Regular screening practice helps in identifying the abnormal changes in the cervix thereby preventing the distant metastasis and invasion of cancer to other organs like bladder. Though, globally Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines are made available for reducing the burden of cervical cancer in women, the proportion of people vaccinated are less. Knowledge regarding cervical cancer, various screening Methods and HPV vaccination needs to be provided to women in a greater extent.

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Keywords

Cervical cancer, Knowledge, Signs and symptoms, Screening system, HPV vaccination.

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