Cervical cancer progresses slowly, rarely showing symptoms in the early stages. A large number of the female population may suffer from this cancer and not even know about it. This type of cancer is silent and deadly. To keep cervical cancer at bay, you must go for routine pap tests, get vaccinated, cut down on smoking, and practice safe sex. Read on to know about some vital tips from Dr Tanveer Abdul Majeed, surgical oncologist, Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur to live a disease-free life.
What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is termed as a cancer that tends to occur in the cell of the cervix (the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina). This cancer can set in owing to the various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. READ MORE