Teenage women have a risk of cervical cancer due to transmission of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Three out of four cases of new HPV infections occur in women aged 15 to 25 years.
The number of patients who died of cervical cancer in the world as many as 600 people per day. In Indonesia, 20 women die every day due to this cancer. Meanwhile, worldwide an estimated 630 million women suffer from cervical cancer.
At age 20's, women's bodies are very susceptible to HPV and the body is not possible to clean the virus. "So cancer may develop later in life," said Dr. Melissa Luwia of Indonesia in the discussion Cancer Foundation campaign and efforts to address cervical cancer in Lumire Hotel Jakarta, Monday, April 12, 2010.
The study reveals, HPV infections occur in the first two-three years after sexually active. The findings of the cases, about 50 percent of women who suffer from cervical cancer aged 35-55 years.
However, due to an infection that occurs when a young age. Transmission of HPV not only through sexual intercourse, but all activities that allow for sex contacts.
Cervical cancer is caused by high risk HPV in the cervix that connects the genitals and womb. If not immediately detected at an early stage, will develop into precancerous cells and cancer. Meanwhile, low-risk HPV types typically cause genital warts (genital warts) which grows in the genital area.
For parents with young teenage girls, better pay attention to prevention of cervical cancer early. Doctor Melissa says its prevention, among others, perform routine checks to determine the health of genitals and vaccine delivery.
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