Women with mental problems have doubled risk of cervical cancer

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Cervical cancer is a disease that affects women.

It is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, which is the narrow opening at the bottom of the uterus that leads to the vagina. It usually develops slowly over time and may not cause any symptoms in its early stages.

The most common cause of cervical cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted infection.

Other risk factors for cervical cancer include smoking, a weakened immune system, a family history of cervical cancer, and multiple sexual partners.

Symptoms of cervical cancer may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain during sex, and pelvic pain. However, in its early stages, cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms, which is why regular screening is important.

A new study from Karolinska Institutet found that women with mental illness, neuropsychiatric disability, or substance abuse are less likely to get screened for it, which means they’re more likely to develop the disease.

The study also found that if women with these conditions did get screened regularly, their risk of developing cervical cancer would go down.

The study was done by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, and they looked at data from over four million women born between 1940 and 1995.

They found that women with mental illness, neuropsychiatric disability, or substance abuse were more likely to have cervical lesions, which can lead to cervical cancer.

They were also less likely to participate in screening programs for cervical cancer.

Screening programs for cervical cancer are important because they can catch the disease early when it’s easier to treat.

The World Health Organization has a goal of having 70 percent of women screened for cervical cancer by age 35, and twice by age 45.

However, the study found that inequality of care is a big problem when it comes to achieving this goal.

The researchers suggest that women with mental illness, neuropsychiatric disability, or substance abuse should be made more aware of the importance of getting screened regularly.

They also suggest that healthcare professionals need to be more aware of the cancer risk in these patients and make sure they’re getting the care they need.

The study is important because it shows that scientists need to do more to make sure that all women, no matter what their health conditions are, have access to the care they need to prevent cervical cancer.

If they can do that, they can help eliminate cervical cancer as a women’s health problem.

In conclusion, cervical cancer is a serious disease that affects women, and there are groups of women who are more likely to develop it.

Screening for cervical cancer typically involves a Pap smear or HPV test.

A Pap smear involves collecting cells from the cervix and examining them for abnormal changes. An HPV test looks for the presence of the human papillomavirus in cervical cells.

Treatment for cervical cancer depends on several factors, including the stage of cancer, the size and location of the tumor, and the patient’s overall health.

Treatment options may include surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.

Prevention of cervical cancer includes getting vaccinated against HPV, practicing safe sex, and getting regular Pap smears or HPV tests. Women should also avoid smoking and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

If you have any concerns about cervical cancer or have any symptoms, you should speak with your healthcare provider. Early detection and treatment can greatly improve the prognosis of cervical cancer.

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The study was conducted by Kejia Hu et al and published in The Lancet Public Health.

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