Cervical Cancer Awareness | Episode 043


Episode summary introduction:

69% of women over 18 have had a pap smear in the last 3 years. Where this doesn't seem like awful statistics, 570,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer, globally in 2018. This episode is going to be a little different than previous episodes, as this is going to be more informative focusing on prevention and who should be screened, rather than diagnostics and treatment based

Topic 1:

Risk Factors for cervical Cancer: An HPV infection is the most significant risk factor for developing cervical cancer. But, according to the CDC, these co-factors (along with having HPV) also increase a person’s risk.

Topic 2:

There are many aspects and scenarios that may affect your screening for cervical cancer. We discuss the most common screening methods.

Topic 3:

Ovarian cancer:

IUDs could decrease your risk of ovarian cancer by 32% About 14,000 women each year die of ovarian cancer, making it one of the deadliest gynecologic cancers.

Moreover, 80% of ovarian cancer diagnoses occur only after the disease has progressed to a late stage. The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance estimated 22,530 new cases in 2019 alone. Outro:

Discussion of Gardasil9 vaccine and an option for a convenient and more comfortable testing in the future. A new non-invasive, at-home urine test with vaginal swab could soon replace the pap smear as the gold standard for detecting cervical pre-cancer.

References:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/could-we-say-goodbye-to-cervical-cancer-by-2120https://www.curetoday.com/articles/athome-urine-test-could-replace-pap-smear-for-cervical-precancer-screeninghttps://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/signs-and-symptoms.htmlhttps://search.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/search?q=ovarian+cancer&entqr=0&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=USPSTF_frontend&client=USPSTF_frontend&site=USPSTF_Collection&x=0&y=0 - file:///home/chronos/u-48075d90f6aba79f2c9846fa993ca043747dc478/MyFiles/Downloads/ovarian-cancer-clinical-summary.pdf https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/prevention-and-early-detection/cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines.htmlhttps://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/cervical-cancer-screening2https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a30138328/cervical-cancer-facts-quiz/https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/gynecologic-cancer/news/online/%7B3ef1e14a-ebfe-41d1-849a-a2da6d14a05b%7D/use-of-intrauterine-devices-may-decrease-risk-for-ovarian-cancer

Gardasil:

https://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-vaccine-young-women.htm&sa=D&ust=1606669769145000&usg=AOvVaw3RuK6eiksNbPyGVO8n5L-0

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hpv-infection/in-depth/hpv-vaccine/art-20047292&sa=D&ust=1606669769146000&usg=AOvVaw2jowvlk49ylvdHjnNfZ5pP

https://www.gardasil9.com/&sa=D&ust=1606669769147000&usg=AOvVaw0BAEFP5fNWroSQQtlnxXqb

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