Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that attacks the uterus or female reproductive system. Cancer is also often called endometrial cancer because it generally appears to attack the cells that form the wall of the uterus or in medical terms know as the endometrium. In addition, this cancer can also attack the muscles around the uterus so as to form sarcoma uteri, but is very rare.
Symptoms of cervical cancer commonly experienced by patients is vaginal bleeding. Although not all abnormal bleeding caused by uterine cancer, but You still need to be vigilant and should check themselves to the doctor. Especially if You:
- Already menopause, but still having bleeding.
- Yet menopause, but are experiencing bleeding outside of cycle menstruation.
Trigger Factors Of Cervical Cancer
Causes of cervical cancer not known for certain. But the main factor that can increase the risk of uterine cancer is an imbalance of the body’s hormones, especially estrogen. Elevated estrogen levels can increase a person’s risk for developing cancer of the uterus. Some other factors that can cause hormones are not balanced is:
- Menstruation early or menopause late.
- Hormone replacement therapy.
- The use of tamoxifen the long term.
Because its causes are not yet known, preventive measures are definitely for cancer of the uterus is also not there. Nevertheless, measures to reduce the risk is still there. For example:
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Increase the consumption of soy.
- Long-term use for the type of certain contraceptives, for example birth control pills combination.
Treatment For Cervical Cancer
Treatment of cervical cancer is Uterus Surgery or called Hysterectomy. Hysterectomy can be performed to cure uterine cancer early-stage, but make the patient not get pregnant.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy is sometimes also used and combined with a surgical procedure. In addition, hormone therapy can also be done for patients who have not yet menopause and still want to have children.