How common is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer was once the most common cause of cancer death among American women. Now, it is not even the most common form of cancer among women. Breast cancer is first. Then ovarian cancer. The death rate for cervical cancer has declined by nearly 75% since pap smear testing was introduced a half-century ago. Many pre-cancerous forms never develop into invasive cancer. And thanks to the regular pap screening and better treatments, survival rates for cervical cancer in its early, most-curable stages are constantly increasing. According to the ACS, all women with pre-invasive cervical cancer can now be cured with appropriate treatment. Still, about 10,000 to 13,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in the US each year. As many as 4,000 of these women will die from it. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the five-year survival rate -- even when the cancer is still confined to the cervix -- is only about 90%. And the overall (all stages combined) five-year survival rate is only about 70%. Before this sounds too scary: keep in mind that five-year rates are based on people diagnosed more than five years ago. Many advances have happened in the past five years. Interestingly, cervical cancer is most common among Hispanic women. It is twice as common in Hispanics as non-Hispanic white women. African-American women are 50% more likely to develop cervical cancer than non-Hispanic white women.
There is no relationship between Chlamydia and cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is most commonly associated with the STD Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), there is no link between Chlamydia and cervical cancer. Both Human Papilloma Virus and Chlamydia are very common STD's, two of the most common in fact, and often occur together.
A common treatment of cervical cancer is removal of the cancer through surgery. The nodes in the body are the transporters of cancer, and tested during the surgery to determine if the cancer has travelled beyond the cervix. If it has, options of chemotherapy, or radiation or both as directed by the oncologist.
Your mom's sister having cervical cancer has no relevance to you getting cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted virus called HPV. This is a very common virus (infecting roughly 40% of women under 30) and can be treated and prevented from becoming cervical cancer if regular pap exams are performed.
Is it common for cervical cancer to reoccur after having your cervix removed from previous cervical cancer?
Ovarian cancer and cervical cancer have nothing in common other than the fact that they occur in the female reproductive tract. Cervical cancer can be detected early with pap smears and other screening tests, and prevented with HPV vaccine. There are few, if any, screening tests for ovarian cancer. Only hormonal contraception has been shown to lower the risk of ovarian cancer.
well it stops cancer in the cervical area near the vagina , you can only get it if your sexually active but if you do get cervical cancer then the jab will stop it spreading into the rest of the body . you catch cervical cancer from another person you are sexually active with who has got a kind of cancer . for more info go to your local chemists and get/ask for a leaflet…
Of course. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under 35 but accounts for only around 2% of all cancer in women a a whole. Most cases of cervical cancer are seen in sexualy active women, especialy those who married young or started to have sex young. Condom usage reduces the risk of cancer and precancerous changes to the cervix. However, there are some data to suggest that daughther's of women who…