• Cervix Structure and Function
  •  The cervix is the lower narrow end of the uterus that connects the upper part of the uterus (womb) with the vagina (birth canal).
  • What is Cervical Cancer?
  • Cervical cancer develops when cells in the cervix begin to grow out of control and can then invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body.
  • Cervical cancer usually develops very slowly. It starts as a precancerous condition called dysplasia.
  • Almost all cervical cancers are caused by Human Papilloma Virus(HPV).
  • woman's sexual habits and patterns can increase her risk for cervical cancer
  • Cervical Cancer Facts and Statistics – Worldwide:
  • Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women and the 4th most common cause of death from cancer among women.
  • In 2018, 569,847women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and 311,365 women dies from the disease.
  • Cervical Cancer Facts and Statistics – Abu Dhabi 2016
  • It is the 5th leading cancer in females.
  • Cervical disease can be prevented, so there is an urgent need to increase rates of cervical cancer prevention and early detection.
  • Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer:
  • Young age at the first full-term pregnancy (younger than17 years(
  • Multiple full-term pregnancies (3 or more )
  • Using birth control pills for a long time (5 years or more)
  • Immunosuppression. Having HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) or another condition that makes it hard for your body to fight off health problems
  • Smoking
  • Who are at risk of cervical cancer?
  • All women are exposed to the risk ofdeveloping cervical cancer 
  • Over 70% of sexually active women will get HPV in their lifetime
  • Cervical cancer is often diagnosed in young women
  • Cervical Cancer Symptoms:
  • The early stage of cancer usually has no symptoms.
  • There is no way to self detect an infection.
  • Other Late symptoms:
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Continues vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Constant fatigue
  • Heavier and longer menstrual cycle
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention:
  • Cervical Cancer can be prevented through
  • HPV Vaccination to prevent the infection with the virus.
  • Having regular screening with a Pap Test
  • Awareness Materials:
  • Flyer – Older Age
  • Flyer – Younger Age
  • Roll Up
  • Infographic – Arabic
  • Infographic – English
  • Arabic Presentation
  • English Presentation

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