cervical cancer vaccination

Cervical cancer vaccination: Why is it absolutely necessary for young boys and girls?

It usually takes 10–20 years for cervical cancer to develop after HPV infection. So if one can prevent cancer causing HPV infection in the first place and cervical precancerous changes in the cervical cells, eventually, cervical cancer can be prevented. Since we know that cervical cancer is caused by HPV infection, vaccines have been developed to prevent major cancer causing HPVs such as HPV 16 and 18 in addition to others.

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Understanding Colorectal Cancer, its prevention and treatment

Unlike most cancers, Colorectal Cancer is mostly preventable on screening and is highly treatable, but only when detected early. Hence, it is necessary for the general public to be aware of the early warning signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and contact the concerned specialist for early detection of cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions for timely surgical interventions and for better prognosis.

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Breast Cancer: Can we make a difference?

Friends, this is breast cancer awareness month and this is part 1 of the 3-part series of articles I decided to write for the benefit of team Karkinos, nonmedical colleagues, and friends. Education, they say, starts at home as we expand our horizons to go to the world. Part 2 deals with the changing spectrum in breast cancer and Part 3 – the challenges in breast cancer and overcoming them.