Invasive cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women and accounts for over 11 percent of all cancers around the world. The majority of cervical cancers grow gradually over several years with precancerous cells existing previous to the cancer cells. If precancerous cells (dysplasia) is detected early enough and removed, cervical cancer can often be prevented.
Causes and Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer.
Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer usually causes no symptoms until it is advanced, which is why it is essential for women to have regular pelvic exams and Pap tests.
Detection and Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer
The presence of abnormal cells can be detected by a Pap test, followed up with a biopsy. Women should begin having annual pelvic exams and Pap tests when sexually activity begins, or at age eighteen.
Dietary and Nutritional
A Mediterranean diet low in fatty meats (especially pork), red meat, cheeses, and white refined bread, and also inclusive of fermented soy products (such as miso, natto, tempeh), fruits, dark green vegetables, tomatoes, whole grains, and yoghurt offers the best protection. Shiitake mushrooms are also a good source of protection.
If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, wholefood supplements and organic cosmetics.
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Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !