Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jupe Died, Doctor Reminds Cervical Cancer Is Around Us

Cervical cancer that claimed the life of Julia Perez aka Jupe is not a rare disease. This disease is all around us, and can infect anyone.

"Of the 1,000 women, one of whom is infected with cervical cancer," said Prof. Dr. dr Andrijono SpOG (K), Chairman of the Society of Gynecology Ongkologi Indonesia (HOGI) when contacted detikHealth.

Although deadly, transmission of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) can be prevented. This virus, according to Prof. Andrijono contagious among others through sexual contact. By avoiding risky sex behavior, transmission can be prevented.

However, HPV can also be transmitted through other channels, namely contact from skin to skin. Therefore he reminded to always maintain the cleanliness of the reproductive organs, including by not borrowing each other underwear.

"Even through the hands can also, so always keep hand hygiene," said Prof. Andrijono.

Another prevention that can be done is by HPV vaccination. Provision of HPV vaccine can be done on women who are or have not been married.

No less important, the adverse effects of cervical cancer can also be prevented by screening of papsmear and IVA (Acetic Acid Inspection). Screening for early detection is recommended especially for married women.

"Almost 70-80 percent of people with cervical cancer come when it is advanced, it's 2b or stage 3, and can not be done," said Prof. Andrijono.
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