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What are the symptoms of Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer exhibits various symptoms in the later stages. These include:
However, in precancerous and early cancerous stages, these symptoms may be absent. The WHO recommends all women should get screened regularly after the age of 30 to ensure that there are no changes in the cervical cells.
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How do I order the test?
You can order the HPV test through the following link:
- Enter your details to register for the test
- Check your eligibility for the HPV test
- Make a payment
- Provide your address and select a suitable time for your sample to be collected.
- A medically trained “CerviRakshak” will perform the sample collection from the comfort of your home.
- We will process the sample at our testing facility
- The report will be emailed to the email address provided
When will I receive my results?
You will receive your results via email 7 days from the date of shipping the collected sample.
What do my results mean?
- A negative test means that you have extremely low chances of developing cervical cancer over the next 5-10 years
- A positive test means there exists an HPV infection, which, if left unmanaged, may develop into cervical precancer or cancer. A positive screen-test for HPV warrants further investigation, and our trained medical staff will contact you to navigate you towards the next steps.
About HPV Testing
Who can get tested for HPV?
All women over the age of 30 are recommended to get screened for cervical cancer every 5-10 years. Women who have HIV are at higher risk of HPV infection and cervical cancer; and are advised to get screened every 3 years starting from an age of 25 years.
When can I get tested for HPV?
- You are not pregnant
- You have not had an abortion in the past 45 days
- You are not in your menstrual period
- You don’t have a urinary or genital infection
How often do I need to get the HPV test?
As opposed to the VIA and Pap, you only need to perform the HPV test once every 5-10 years.
Why should I choose CerviRaksha, cobas® HPV test?
The test is accurate, efficient, and accessible.
- It is clinically validated, WHO pre-qualified, and has approvals from various governing bodies like the FDA and CE.
- It is a fully automated test.
- In addition to giving a positive or negative result, the test also identifies the high-risk HPV-16 and HPV-18 genotypes individually. This enables the gynaecologist to plan the management accordingly.
- There is an inbuilt filtering of false positives and false negatives for additional accuracy.
- The test can detect lesions at early stages.
What causes cervical precancerous lesions (tissue changes that precede cervical cancer) and cervical cancer?
99% of cervical cancers are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Of the 100 known types of HPV, HPV-16 and HPV-18 account for 70% of cervical cancers globally. HPV is an infection, which, if persistent, can develop into cervical precancerous lesions and cervical cancer.
Screening & Vaccination
Screening & Vaccination
How do I get screened for cervical precancerous lesions or early cervical cancer?
There are three ways in which cervical cancer can be detected:
- Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA): A nurse or doctor will apply acetic acid solution to the cervix and note the change in colour. Precancerous lesions and early cancer can be detected by this method. However, VIA is highly observer-dependent, and thus has low accuracy.
- Pap cytology: A swab of cervical cells is collected by a nurse or doctor, and studied under the microscope. A Pap smear can thus provide information on abnormal cervical cells which can be indicative of cervical precancerous lesions or early stage cancer.
3. HPV testing: HPV testing is the most accurate method for cervical cancer screening. Cells collected from the cervix are tested for the presence of HPV, and an infection can be indicative of the risk of cervical precancerous lesions or early stage cervical cancer.
Why is HPV testing the most preferred method for screening?
HPV testing is the gold standard for cervical cancer screening.
- High negative predictive value: If you test negative on HPV screening, chances are extremely low that you will develop cervical precancerous lesions or cervical cancer in the next 5-10 years
- Early detection: Due to the high accuracy of the test, lesions can be detected with greater certainty at precancerous stages. Treatment of these lesions can prevent cervical cancer.
- Ease of treatment: Treatment for cervical precancerous lesions is simple, highly affordable, and does not require hospitalization.
- High survival rates: Treatment of early stage cervical cancer is associated with much greater survival rates
Are there any other ways to protect myself and my family from cervical cancer?
Yes, there are vaccines to protect against HPV. The vaccine is administered in 2-3 doses separated by 6 months to 1 year, and can be administered by a gynecologists. The WHO maintains that vaccinating 90% of all girls under the age of 15 is imperative to eliminate cervical cancer.