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CERVICAL CANCER

0 28 September 2016

Cervical cancer is caused by an infection related to a common virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) this virus is caught during sexual activity including intimate skin contact. Condoms do not offer total protection. Cervical cancer of the cervix (the ‘neck’ of the womb) .And unlike some other cancers, it is not a condition dependent on family history, because it is caused by a viral infection. Cervical cancer can affect all sexually active women of all ages, not just older women. Up to 80% of women will be infected by HPV at some point in their life. Not all HPV infections cause cancer, and although most of them clear naturally, some can lead to cancer. You can help to prevent the cause of cervical cancer by getting vaccination or going for regular cervical screening. It is recommended that you should start screening when you reach 25 years of age, and continue to do this every 3 years. Young girls and women between 9 and 55 years of age can benefit from being vaccinated against the cause of cervical cancer.

0 4 March 2016

Prostate CancerCancer is abnormal growth of cells. Prostate cancer is cancer that forms in the prostate organ. The prostate organ is part of the male reproductive system that is responsible for the production of fluid that enriches and protects the sperms. The prostate is located immediately below the bladder and just in front of the bowels. CAUSES • There is no special cause, but there risk factors associated with it: • Age-more common in men above 50 years. • Diet-especially fat rich diet. • Smoking • Family history SYMPTOMS There are no warning signs of early prostate cancer. Once a tumor causes the prostate gland to swell, or once cancer spreads beyond the prostate, the following symptoms may happen: • A frequent need to urinate, especially at night • Difficulty starting or stopping of urine • A weal or interruption urinary stream • Leaking of urine when laughing or coughing • Inability to urinate when standing up • A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation • Blood in urine or semen CALL YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER IF: • You have trouble urinat