What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in developing and underdeveloped countries. Every year, 500,000 new cervical cancer are diagnosed worldwide. Cervical cancer, which usually occurs around the age of 50, has also started to be seen in young women in recent years. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but cervical cancer is the leading cause of breast cancer.
HPV (oma Human Papilloma Viruses HP) virus, which is responsible for almost all cervical cancers, does not show much symptoms and is highly contagious. Most women defeat the HPV virus they encounter in a period of their life with the help of their own body defense system. Some HPV viruses are powerful in this defense system and cause cervical cancer. Taking measures to protect the HPV virus from causing the disease and conducting regular health checks helps in early detection and treatment success.
What is HPV, How is it transmitted?
HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer. HPV (Human papillomavirus), which occurs in more than 95% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer, is a virus that infects the genital area and spreads through contact. Especially in women, it causes warts in the sexual area and cancer in the cervix, external genital area and reproductive tract. The HPV virus is highly insidious and can continue to spread for months without showing any symptoms. When the symptoms of the virus occur a few months or years after the infection is called tan silent infection Virüs.
Women with HPV virus can cause genital warts in men, cervical cancer in women as well as in men can cause penis cancer. HPV, which is an infection that must be taken seriously, can be controlled by the immune system of people. It should be kept in mind that a virus, which cannot be neutralized by the immune system, can survive for years without any symptoms. Without any complaints, the person can carry the infection for years. This does not prevent the spread of the disease, nor can the virus continue to be transmitted during the relationship.
HPV virus types are divided into risk groups according to the possibility of causing cervical cancer. The types that cause more warts are in the low-risk group for cervical cancer. Therefore, there is no question that each genital wart will turn into cervical cancer.
Genital Wart Treatment
Warts caused by HPV virus infection; can be treated by burning, freezing, surgical or local creams. As a result of this treatment, the loss of genital warts does not mean that it will not occur again. Some people do not repeat genital warts after treatment; in some cases, genital wart formation can be observed at frequent intervals. Each new genital wart formation should be repeated. In HPV virus infections, without treatment, it is known that the person can spontaneously dispose of the virus.