Cervical cancer is a dangerous disease that takes women to the door of death. According to the report, about 50% of Indian women fall prey to the disease. Somewhere due to lack of awareness and inadequate treatment, women lose their lives with this disease. However, recently researchers have discovered a vaccine that will reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
Know first what is cancer?
It is dangerous cancer that starts from the cervix (mouth of the uterus) and reaches the liver, bladder, vagina, lungs, and kidneys. Though it can happen at any age, women aged 35-45 years are more at risk. According to the report, about 63,000 women die every year due to cervical cancer.
The HPV vaccine will reduce risk
Recently researchers have created the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine, which will reduce the risk of cervical cancer by 98%. This vaccine may be included in the next vaccination program by the Department of Health. This was revealed by Dr. Neerja Bhatla, H.O.D of Delhi AIIMS Department of Women and Obstetrics in a seminar. Also, stating the importance of this vaccine, she appealed to the girls to get it done.
When will the vaccine be introduced
Whereas, the WHO says that this vaccine will be given 2 doses to girls between the ages of 9 and 14 in a span of 6 months, which will save 70 percent from this cancer. Actually, this vaccine will help fight the virus that gives rise to cervical cancer.
The highest number of deaths in India due to medical cancer
According to research, China has the highest number of deaths due to cervical cancer but India is second after that. About 50% of women die every year due to this cancer.
2021 National Immunization Program to be included
Currently, doctors are applying the HPV vaccine privately, which costs around Rs 2200. However, it has also been included in the vaccination ceremony of some states. However, health managers are trying to include it in the 2021 National Immunization Program.
What is the HPV Vaccine?
The HPV vaccine is a group of viruses that will not only protect but also protect against 18 types of cancer. 8% of women need this disease at some time but very few women reach the pre-cancer or cancer stage. The problem is that the symptoms of this cancer start appearing after 15 years, which are seen till the age of 35. However, this vaccine will reduce the risks of cancer, so that women will not reach the pre-cancer or cancer stage.
Cervical cancer prevention tips
. After the age of 30, get the papasmear test done every 1 year. If you are getting a vaccine, then it is important to get tested.
. Include more healthy items in the diet and avoid junk foods, processed, spicy foods.
. Do exercise and yoga daily. Apart from this, take a walk of at least 10 minutes after the meal.
. Quit the wrong habits like smoking and alcohol as there is a risk of many cancers.
. Keep weight under control as it also increases the risk of diseases.