Monday, December 12, 2011

~aku bukan parasit~ #001

~aku bukan parasit~

Cervical cancer may affect woman of any age, especially those who have been sexually active. Human Papilloma Virus has been shown to cause ~100% of this cancer which 70% is attributed to HPV-16 and HPV-18(there are up to 15 serotypes which can cause cervical cancer). Vaccination against HPV-16 and HPV-18 is now available. Despite vaccination, one still has to undergo regular PAP smear for screening purpose.

The recommended schedule for PAP smear: annually for three consecutive years and three yearly until the age of 54 and after that 5-yearly until the age of 65 (provided the smear shows normal result. If any of the smear is not normal, please do the necessary-proceed with further investigation)

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