TALKSHOW ON HPV AND CERVICAL CANCER
Jakarta, 23/04/2018; Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor located in the cervical canal of the vagina and cervix. The high rates of cervical cancer are generally around 50 years of age, and patients with cervical cancer at early marriage, early pregnancy, women from productive HPV infection. In recent years, the incidence of cervical cancer gradually age close to young women.
70% of cervical cancers are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), followed by cervical cancer caused by smoking and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and other interrelated risk factors that can also cause cervical cancer.
HPV can only infect when there is microabrasi (smooth injury caused by friction) in the skin. The virus enters and infects the epithelial cells. However, 90% can disappear within 2 years if the body's immune system is good.
HPV is a virus that is usually transmitted through sexual contact, but it can be transmitted from other media, such as from mother to fetus through the placenta or through the shared use of personal equipment (toothbrush, shaver, etc.)
Those who have sex with more than one partner, or deviant sexual behavior are at high risk for HPV infection. Men can suffer penile, anal or oropharynx cancer. HPV will also bind sperm, infect the fetus and cause prematurity.
In order to commemorate Kartini Day and the 13th anniversary of RSGP, GADING PLUIT Hospital invites the public to increase knowledge about the dangers of cervical cancer and its early detection by holding a public seminar on HPV and Cervical Cancer Saturday, 21 April 2018 at 09.00 - 11.00 WIB, with dr. Miranty F. L., Sp.OG and dr. Yuanita Gunawan, Sp.OG, DIPL.CIBTAC as the speakers.