Thursday, January 5, 2012

Preventing Cervical Cancer

Although cervical cancer is scary, but we can all prevent it. You can do a lot of precautionary measures before ultimately infected with HPV and cervical cancer. Some practical ways you can do in everyday life include:
  • Have a healthy diet, rich in vegetables, fruit and cereal to stimulate the immune system. For example, consume a variety of carotene, vitamins A, C, and E, and folic acid can reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
  • Avoid smoking. Much evidence suggests the use of tobacco may increase the risk of cervical cancer.
  • Avoid sex before marriage or at the very young or teenage years.
  • Avoid having sex during menstrual period proved to be effective to prevent and inhibit the formation and development of cervical cancer.
  • Avoid sex with multiple partners.
  • Routinely undergo regular Pap smear tests. Currently Pap smear can be done even at the health center at an affordable price.
  • Alternative Pap smear is a test IVA with a cheaper cost than a Pap smear. The goal for the early detection of HPV infection.
  • Giving the HPV vaccine or vaccination to prevent HPV infection.
  • Perform cleaning sex organs or vagina known as a toilet. This can be done alone or can be also with the help of an expert physician. The goal is to clean the female sex organs of dirt and disease.