Cervical cancer is a cancer that specifically happen to female gender. It is a cancer that located inside woman’s cervix. The cervix itself is an entrance to the womb.
Most common symptoms and signs that ones may get cervical cancer are blood discharge from vagina. If you have blood discharge from vagina after having sex or between menstrual cycle than you may aware that you might have cervical cancer. Other symptoms that might be the symptom of cervical cancer would be pain during sex and pelvic pain.
Cervical cancer is merely caused by virus which called Human papillomavirus or HPV especially HPV strain 16 and 18. There are many type of HPV and not all of them can cause the cervical cancer. This HPV virus can infecter the cervix. If viral infection happen persistently, then the chance of getting cervical cancer is greater and greater. The good news is just like any other virus, HPV can be maintained by taking a vaccine. This vaccine is better if taken at younger age.
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Acupuncture treatment for Cervical Cancer
Like to many other type of cancer, the role of acupuncture usually is more benefit to help reduce the side effect of the modern treatment received by the cancer patient rather than directly cure the cancer itself. Modern medication treatment like chemotherapy can cause patient experience the side effect like nausea and vomiting. Combine modern medication treatment with acupuncture will reduce this side effect and at the same time will give patient more energy.
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