Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Be Careful of Cervical Cancer

Be Careful of Cervical Cancer, Sexual diseases are often associated with sex behavior or deviant sexual behavior. Likewise with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a cancer that attacks the neck of the womb (cervix). It lies between the pit of intercourse (vaginal) and the womb (uterus). This cancer attacks the weaker sex.

Be Careful of Cervical Cancer, Cancer is caused by human papilomma virus (HPV). There are 100 types of HPV. But that causes most cervical cancer are types 16 and 18. Two of these types cause 70 percent of cervical cancers worldwide. The rest are caused by other HPV types, of which 31, 33, and 45.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrijono, Sp.OG (K), declare cervical cancer is transmitted through skin contact, generally through sex. Commonly attacked are those who never have sex or are already married. "But without penetration sex, may be infected," said Honorary Chairman of the Asia-Oceania Research Organisation in Genital Infection and Neoplasia it.

Andrijono states HPV is a common virus, which may also be transmitted through the skin of the hand. "So, always keep hand hygiene," said he advised. In addition, oral cancer may also be associated with HPV. This is allegedly due to perform oral sex.

But why he can not catch? In men, HPV can cause skin cancer on parts of a vital tool, though not much. "Maybe because he has immunity better than women," he said.

According to data from Globocan 2008, cancer worldwide reached 530,232 cases. Asia has 312,990 cases of cervical cancer 59 percent alias. Both of the global total and in Asia, 58 percent died. Cervical cancer is the second largest cancer worldwide and in Indonesia. According to WHO, each year there were 500 thousand new cases of cervical cancer in the world.

Half ended with the deaths and nearly 80 percent of cases occur in low-income countries.

Cervical cancer is ranked second type of cancer mostly found in women.

Based on statistical data of hospitals in Indonesia in 2008, breast cancer ranked first (13.8 percent). Cervical cancer reached 10.3 percent.

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