Have you or someone you know just been diagnosed with cervical cancer? Unfortunately, you are not alone as more and more people are being diagnosed with this horrible condition on a daily basis. And, this is because the disease is growing to become one of the most common cancers among women in Singapore. In fact, it is the 10th most common cancer right now. Despite this, it is likely that there is still a whole lot of information that you don’t know about the disease. Luckily, you are about to learn!
It’s Treatable But Might Come Back
The first thing not to do is freak out because cervical cancer is completely treatable. That’s right, with the right medications, treatment plan, and doctor, you can get eliminate this cancer from your body. In most of the reported cases, the cancer was successfully cured. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t or won’t ever come back. Sometimes it does! Even if your doctor hasn’t detected any signs of it for a long period of time, it can still come back. This is because cervical cancer is cancer that is known as cancer recurrence. Just be well aware of this and practice a healthy lifestyle and undergo routine checkups.
Making You More Vulnerable
If you are wondering about cervical cancer treatment process, you might not be aware of the fact that cervical cancer can also make you more vulnerable to other types of cancers. Just because you’ve been treated, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get other types of cancer. In fact, you’ll now likely be at an increased rate. After cervical cancer, most patients are more prone to develop lung cancer, mouth cancer, throat cancer, stomach cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, and anal cancer. If your cervical cancer was treated with radiation, your odds of getting stomach, vagina, vulva, rectum, and urinary cancer all are now much higher.
You Still Might Be Able To Have Kids
It is possible that you still might be able to have kids after cervical cancer. Of course, this is going to come down to the type of treatment that was used to treat the condition. The stage and severity of cancer can also factor in, but it will without a doubt be the treatment that plays the biggest role. If you have early-stage cancer, you might be able to undergo less aggressive treatments, which will still afford you the ability to produce children. You’ll likely have to heal for 6 to 12 months before trying to conceive, but the chances of conception are still there. However, it should be noted that you still might have a harder time having a baby because all cancer treatments are going to affect your fertility on some level.
You Likely Won’t Pass It On
If you are lucky enough to conceive, you’ll be glad to know that it is highly likely that you won’t pass it on to your daughter. This is not to say that it isn’t possible, but it is just to say that the chances of doing so are slim to none.
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