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Friday, April 29, 2011

Understanding of Cervical Cancer, kankerserviks[dot]com has Launched

Friday, April 29, 2011


In Indonesia, more than 70 percent of cervical cancer patients who came for a treatment already in an advanced stage and little chance of recovery. This was due to a lack of public understanding of the disease and lack of initiative of the doctor to recommend a cervical cancer prevention.

To reduce the information gap IPKASI (Indonesia's Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative), a nonprofit organization that focuses on prevention of cervical cancer, has launched site www.kankerserviks.com
Indonesia and English-language site contains information about cervical cancer, from causes to prevention. So public can get complete and reliable information about cervical cancer.

Society can also be consulted directly online with the doctor about cervical cancer. Cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb) is caused by human papilloma virus type 16.18 and 31.33 and 45 types. Efforts to spread information on healthy lifestyle, including ways of preventing and protecting society from risk factors through vaccination is a form of primary prevention.

In Indonesia, 37 women diagnosed with cervical cancer every day and 20 women died of the disease. Vaccination is primary prevention of cervical cancer. Early detection with a pap smear or IVA is secondary prevention to detect abnormal cells or precancerous lesions. HPV vaccine helps the immune system recognize and destroy the HPV virus before it infects and restrain the rate of disease.

Cervical cancer carry a heavy economic expenses, not only because of high medical bills but also reduce the productivity of patients due to lost revenue because of illness or job loss. In Indonesia, most cases of cervical cancer in Java and Bali (80 percent).

Cervical cancer is suppose to be the main killer of Indonesian women. Every day is estimated to 10 women in Indonesia die because of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus has variety of types, but the cause of cervical cancer are about 20 types, which are common and high-risk types 16 and 18. Transmission usually occurs through sexual intercourse (80 percent).

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