Is it possible to prevent uterine cancer?

Cervical cancer can present with different types of bleeding such as bleeding during ovulation (spoting), bleeding after sexual intercourse (cohorting) or intermenstrual spotting. Sometimes it may be asymptomatic or occur together with a vaginal fluid, generally whitish, produced by inflammation of the mucous tissue of the uterus or vagina (dark leucorrhea), foul-smelling, depending on the degree of necrosis or advanced cervical cancer. It can also give menorrhagia in advanced degrees, i.e. excessively abundant or long-lasting menstruation.

This type of cancer can be caused by the presence of the Human Papilloma Virus, especially strains 16, 18, 31 and 33.

How is it treated?

Surgical conization by laser or diathermic loop can be both a diagnostic and a treatment procedure. During this procedure, a sample of abnormal tissue is removed from the cervix. Other treatments are surgery, W-M intervention; radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. The choice of technique will depend on the stage of the disease.

Is there any possibility of becoming a mother after having it?

Yes, if the patient has undergone a conization or trachelectomy, intervention of the cervix. It is only in these two cases that the patient can become a mother.

Can it be prevented in any way?

Yes, through cytology and HPV test, in consultation. It can be prevented from the patient’s point of view through periodic check-ups, maintaining a healthy sexual behavior and giving up smoking.