Cervical Screening – Why it is important
Cervical Screening is the best way to protect yourself from cervical cancer. With the help of Screening tests we find cervical cancer in early stage. In this situation treatment can be most successful. Cervical Screening is a test to check for early signs of cancer in the cervix. This test check for some types of human papillomavirus (HPV) and you don’t need any other related test if these HPV are not found otherwise sample is checked for any changes in cells of cervix. These results can take around 2 weeks. Always remember that Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but this test help to prevent cancer. Now here a question can arrive that what is HPV ? We have described below the HPV.
HPV is a common group of viruses. Mostly people get infected with HPV during their life and this is very common. The main reason of HPV infection is skin contact. HPV can be high risk types and low risk type both. Low risk type HPV can stay in your body for long time and you will not feel any problem. But high risk type HPV can cause the cervical cancer.
Although HPV vaccine is available but it can’t protect from all type of HPV. So you are HPV vaccinated but you’re still at risk of cervical cancer.
Cervical Screening test is not recommended for those people whose age is below 25 years or more than 65 years.