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Cervical cancer and dysplasia

Cervical cancer and dysplasia are among the most important problems in women’s health care all over the world. Millions of women are diagnosed with these conditions annually. Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in women worldwide. Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition which leads to cancer if not diagnosed and treated in time. These diseases are rarely accompanied by physical symptoms at an early stage, that is why they go undetected in many cases. 

There are a lot of risk factors for cervical cancer and dysplasia. They include history of sexually transmitted diseases, a high number of deliveries, having multiple sexual partners, smoking, weakness of immune system, first sexual contact at an early age (before 16), and history of abnormal Pap smears and others. It is estimated that almost all cases of cervical cancer are associated with HPV infection. 

Early detection of cervical cancer and dysplasia is very important because it provides a higher efficacy of treatment. The most commonly used test for the detection of cervical lesions is the Pap smear. This test is a collection of cervical cells to be examined under the microscope in the lab. This test is simple and painless and it is recommended that every sexually active woman undergoes it once a year. 

Cervical cancer and dysplasia treatment may be realized through different methods. It is possible to treat lesions by cryotherapy, loop electrosurgical excision, laser therapy, or cold knife conisation. In each case only a specialist can define an appropriate management for women with cervical lesions. It is usually necessary to evaluate all risks that may be associated with surgical treatment and all problems of the patient. 

In order to prevent the development of cervical cancer and dysplasia women should avoid risky sexual behavior and lead a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to have Pap smears and medical check-ups regularly. In case of abnormal Pap smear results it is necessary to follow all the doctor's recommendations.

There have been a lot of medical studies dedicated to screening, treatment and prevention of cervical cancer and dysplasia. As for screening, new methods of cytological tests and HPV DNA testing have been proposed. These tests provide a better quality of cervical samples, a higher detection efficacy of abnormal cells and a more accurate risk evaluation. In the area of prevention, one of key elements is the development of HPV vaccine for the most dangerous HPV types, the main cause of cervical cancer and cervical dysplasia.

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