The benefits of cytological examinations

CERVICAL CANCER
Cervical cancer is known as “women’s silent killer”. Cancer may develop for many years without giving any symptoms and when first symptoms occur (abnormal bleeding from reproductive organs, vaginal discharge, pain in lower abdomen or during sex) it may be too late for full recovery and a woman dies. 3600 new cases of cervical cancer are found in Poland every year, 1800 women cannot be rescued. Why is it so? Because Polish women do not perform examinations regularly.

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The role of preventive examinations in health care

The preventive treatment of cervical cancer – cytological screening

Cervical cancer is called a 'treacherous killer'. The disease might have been developing hardly ever giving symptoms for many years. When first symptoms such as abnormal bleeding, profuse vaginal discharge, pain in lower abdomen or during sex often even specialised therapy will not lead to full recovery.

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The role of preventive examinations in health care

Vaccination against HPV - recommendations, indications, benefits

The knowledge of parents and guardians concerning the prevention of different diseases including cervical cancer is an essential condition of effective prevention. The recognition of protection principles against serious illnesses beginning from as simple as hygiene rules or vaccination helps developing responsible health behaviours. It is showed that i.a. health service employees and especially GPs and paediatricians have a huge role in informing and educating parents. Schhol, family and the media should also participate in the education of society.

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