DID YOU KNOW ? The number of High Cervical Cancer

Number of cervical cancer in the world is increasing. Health promotion and early detection a priority to prevent and treat diseases . The World Health Organization ( WHO ) notes , each year about 15,000 cases of cervical cancer (cervical ) are found in Indonesia. Indonesia is the country with the highest number of cases of cervical cancer in the world .

Cervical cancer is characterized by the growth of abnormal cells in the cervix . An estimated 90 percent of cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus ( HPV ) . HPV affects the skin and mucous membranes in humans and animals . Transmitted HPV and the development is due , among other things , having sex at a young age ( under 18 years ) , risky sexual behavior , smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke ( secondhand smoke ) , and lack of hygiene .

The number of High Cervical Cancer
The number of High Cervical Cancer

Nafsiah Mboi deliver , promotion of clean and healthy lifestyle is still relevant to be done to prevent cervical cancer . " This development forms a major healthy life ranging from self and family , " said Nafsiah when opening a seminar in the framework of the World Cancer Day titled " Did you know about Cancer ? " .

Early diagnosis , said Nafsiah , done to speed up treatment and disease management . Cervical cancer can be treated , which is important to be detected early so that countermeasures can be done as soon as possible .

According to Nafsiah , this is also true for other cancers . Against leukemia that often affects children , Nafsiah ask parents to pay attention to the symptoms in children . Symptoms , among others , pale , weak , appetite down , fever without cause , and spontaneous bleeding .

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