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HPV Vaccine
September 9, 2019

Every 8 minutes, a woman in India dies of 'Cervical Cancer'. It is the second most common cancer among women in India after breast cancer. Unlike many other cancers, Cervical Cancer is not genetic and is caused by Human Papilloma Virus or HPV infection. The vaccine that prevents HPV infection is available worldwide which greatly reduces the risk of developing cancer. Watch the video here as Dr. Astha Dayal, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the CK Birla Hospital for Women, highlights

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HPV Vaccination
August 2, 2019

What is HPV? HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. It is a very common infection and most women get it at some time in their life. In most cases it clears up by itself without the need for treatment. But in some women the virus persists, placing them at greater risk of developing cervical abnormalities (CIN) which may need treatment. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to cause a number of ailments, ranging from issues as benign as common warts to life threatening diseases such as

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Cervical Cancer
August 2, 2019

The cervix is the lowermost part of the uterus - a slim, cylindrical neck of tissue that connects the uterus to the vagina. It allows menstrual blood to flow from the uterus to the vagina, and sperm must pass through it to reach and fertilize the egg following sexual intercourse. What is Cervical Cancer?  Cervical cancer happens when cells in cervix grow in an uncontrolled way and build up to form a lump (also called a tumor).As the tumor grows, cells can eventually spread to other parts

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Cervical Cancer Symptoms
August 2, 2019

Dr. Deepika Aggarwal, Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the CK Birla Hospital for Women highlights some important symptoms of cervical cancer one should keep an eye on. Symptoms of Cervical Cancer include: - • Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods • Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual • Bleeding after intercourse, douching, or a pelvic examination • Increased vaginal discharge • Vaginal discharge of a different colour or

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