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What's Your Risk Of Having Cervical Cancer? Find Out Here.

What's Your Risk Of Having Cervical Cancer? Find Out Here.

According to the Department of Health, Cervical Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer site among women. Each year, authorities estimate more than 7,000 new cases and at least 3,000 deaths from this cancer. The good news is, when detected early, cervical cancer is curable. If someone in your family has cancer of the cervix, or you’re worried that you are at a high risk, answering a cervical cancer screener is a good idea.

Worried About Cervical Cancer? A Screener Is A Good Place To Start

Any woman who’s had sexual intercourse is at risk of cervical cancer. However, there are instances when even those who didn’t engage in sex develop it, too.

Like most cancers, cervical cancer rarely presents with signs and symptoms at its early stages. When symptoms occur, it might mean that the cancer is in an advanced stage.

Left untreated, cancer of the cervix can spread to other parts of the body and cause numerous complications. It can also affect the woman’s ability to get pregnant as the treatment may involve the removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.

To reduce the risk of complications and needing invasive (and probably expensive) treatment, it’s crucial to detect cervical cancer early. Hello Doctor PH’s cervical cancer screener can help you with this by determining your risk.

The Benefits Of Using Hello Doctor’s Cervical Cancer Screener

The primary benefit of our Cervical Cancer Screener is that it helps you determine your risk factors. While answering the questions, you can gauge whether you need to visit a doctor as soon as you can or simply continue with your healthy habits and routine checkups.

Our Cervical Cancer Screener is:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Verified by a doctor
  • Quick and easy to complete – it’ll only take you a couple of minutes.

How To Use The Cervical Cancer Screener

To use the cervical cancer screener, you can head over to this page. Alternatively, you can find it at the end of this article.

Click the “Start” button and you will be prompted to answer the first question about your age. From there, each of your answers corresponds to an assessment of your risk and a suggestion on how you can reduce the possibility of having cervical cancer. Choosing an answer also automatically generates the next question.

Below are some of the things that the screener will ask you about:

  • Your smoking history or habit
  • Diet
  • Surgical procedures you have undergone
  • Time when you had your first sexual intercourse
  • Number of children you gave birth to
  • Your use of contraceptive methods

Making The Most Of The Cervical Cancer Risk Screener

To make the most of the screener, take note of the suggestions along the way. These recommendations on how to help lower your risk of cervical cancer were reviewed and approved by an oncologist, a doctor that specializes in treating cancer.

When it’s time to visit your doctor, you can discuss the notes so you can work on further lowering your cervical cancer risk.

Final Reminders

While the risk screener is medically-reviewed and approved, please note that it is still for information purposes only. The results must not replace any medical advice provided to you by your doctor.

Also, take note of the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding in between periods or after menopause
  • Menstruation that’s longer or heavier than usual
  • Bleeding during or after sexual intercourse of pelvic exam
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Unexplained pelvic pain

If you experience them, please consult a doctor as soon as possible. These are possible signs and symptoms of cervical cancer.

Key Takeaways

Hello Doctor’s cervical cancer screener is a medically-verified tool that assesses your risk of developing cancer of the cervix. The tool only needs you to answer a series of questions and then it will give you explanations and recommendations regarding your risk. With this screener, you’ll be able to better take charge of your health.

Learn more about Cervical Cancer here.

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Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

UTERINE CERVIX CANCER, https://doh.gov.ph/Health-Advisory/Uterine-Cervix-Cancer#:~:text=In%20the%20Philippines%2C%20Cervical%20Cancer,at%20risk%20of%20cervix%20cancer., Accessed April 18, 2022
Cervical cancer screening in low-income countries: a report on the implementation of cervical screening in Luzon, Philippines, https://www.joghr.org/article/14149-cervical-cancer-screening-in-low-income-countries-a-report-on-the-implementation-of-cervical-screening-in-luzon-philippines, Accessed April 18, 2022
Cervical cancer, https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/cervical-cancer#complications, Accessed April 18, 2022
Cervical Cancer: Symptoms and Signs, https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer/symptoms-and-signs, Accessed April 18, 2022
EARLY DETECTION TESTS TO PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER, Accessed April 18, 2022

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Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. Updated Apr 18
Fact Checked by Bianchi Mendoza, R.N.