Published on December 28, 2010
What is cervix? : What is cervix? Cervical Cancer : Cervical Cancer In the United States — where cervical cancer strikes about 10,000 women a year and causes up to 4,000 deaths — the impact of the cervical cancer vaccine will be tremendous. And even with treatment, cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women. 10.5% of female cancer in government hospital is attributed to cervical cancer Traditional Treatment for Cervical Cancer : Traditional Treatment for Cervical Cancer The Emerging of Cervical Cancer Vaccine : The Emerging of Cervical Cancer Vaccine The tragedy of cervical cancer is that it often strikes when a woman is still young. She may be trying to raise her family or maybe she hasn't had children yet. Cervical cancer treatment may make future fertility impossible. The cervical cancer vaccine is the first vaccine ever designed to prevent a cancer Replacing Pap Smear Test? : Replacing Pap Smear Test? Absolutely NO!! And this is a really important point. The cervical cancer vaccine isn't intended to replace Pap tests. Routine screening for cervical cancer through regular pelvic exams and Pap tests remains an essential part of a woman's preventive health care. Pap Test : from 1 – 3 years interval How to detect cervical cancer? : How to detect cervical cancer? Regular Pap Smear Test Pelvic Exam Signs and Symptoms (anyone) Vaginal bleeding after sex, Vaginal bleeding between periods or after menopause; foul-smelling watery or bloody vaginal discharge; pelvic pain; pain during sex. What does the cervical cancer vaccine do? : What does the cervical cancer vaccine do? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cervical Cancer Sexual Contact Vaccine Genital Wart Block When should the cervical cancer vaccine be given? : When should the cervical cancer vaccine be given? The cervical cancer vaccine is recommended for girls ages 11 to 12, although it may be used in girls as young as age 9. This allows a girl's immune system to be activated before she's likely to encounter HPV. Vaccinating at this age also allows for the highest antibody levels. The higher the antibody levels, the greater the protection. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a catch-up immunization for girls and women ages 13 to 26 who haven't been vaccinated or who haven't completed the full vaccine series. By vaccinating this catch-up group, as well as the younger girls, we'll see the positive effects of the cervical cancer vaccine that much sooner. How is the vaccination programmed? : How is the vaccination programmed? First Dose Second Dose Third Dose 2 months later 4 months later 6 months Does the vaccine carry any health risks or side effects? : Does the vaccine carry any health risks or side effects? The cervical cancer vaccine has proved to be remarkably safe. The most common complaint is soreness at the injection site, the upper arm. low-grade fever or flu-like symptoms But the effects are usually mild. No one in the clinical trials discontinued the vaccination series because of side effects. Cervical Cancer Vaccine : Cervical Cancer Vaccine Cervarix® - by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Gardasil® - by Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) Company address: http://www.msd-malaysia.com/content/corporate/about/about_us.html http://www.gardasil.com/ More information : : More information : http://www.tellsomeone.com.my/ http://www.cancer.org.my/ Slide 13: Talk to your doctor to know more about preventing cervical cancer If you come across anything to share, pls do let me know !