Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of getting regular pap smears and HPV vaccinations to help prevent this type of cancer. But did you know that cervical cancer can also have an impact on fertility?

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. It's typically caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted infection. There are many different types of HPV, and most people will get some type of HPV at some point in their lives. In most cases, the body is able to clear the infection on its own, but in some cases, it can lead to the development of cancer.

One of the ways that cervical cancer can affect fertility is by causing scarring or damage to the cervix or surrounding tissues. This can make it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg, resulting in fertility problems. Another way that cervical cancer can affect fertility is through the treatments used to manage the cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can all potentially damage the female reproductive system and lead to fertility problems.

Fortunately, there are options available for people who struggle with infertility due to cervical cancer. UNICA is among the best clinics, as a result of our experienced doctors helping people overcome their fertility problems successfully and consistently. Our clinic offers a wide range of treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), to help people achieve their dream of starting a family.

Preventing cervical cancer can, in turn, help preserve your fertility, which is why you should not forget about pap-smear appointments. If you're concerned about your fertility, or have recently been diagnosed with cervical cancer, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider or a fertility specialist to learn more about your options.

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