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Cervical cancer is usually associated with papillomavirus infection, which is often transmitted through unprotected sex, smoking, and contraceptive use. The disease may also cause abnormal growth of the cervix cells, a condition called uterine enlargement.
Common symptoms of cervical cancer include abnormal vaginal bleeding and secretion, pain during intercourse, postmenopausal bleeding, and pelvic pain. This condition can be found through other medical procedures that require cervical screening or cervical tissue samples. On the other hand, common treatments for cervical cancer include radiation therapy, chemotherapy or surgery.
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Cervical cancer vaccination
Certain vaccines aim to prevent cancer-causing cervical transmission, and are among the most common types of vaccines known as 'gardysil'.
Studies have shown that Gardisil is highly effective in preventing four types of common HPV infection. Gardasil 9, a version of Gardasil, is said to provide immunity for up to nine HPV types.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is 11 years old when it is best to vaccinate. Likewise, young women between the ages of 13 and 26 are advised to vaccinate if they have not been prevented in any way when they were younger.