Guide To Cervical Cancer-Dr. Ashish Pokharkar

cervical cancer

Guide To Cervical Cancer-Dr. Ashish Pokharkar

Research shows that almost 640000 women got diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in 2020, and no doubt it is a life-threatening disease if left untreated for a long time. Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the Cervix, and it develops in the lower part of the uterus. The prime cause of cervical cancer is HPV or human papillomavirus. Vaccines are available to protect you from the hazards of HPV.

Different Types of Cervical Cancer

Individuals are hardly aware of different types of cervical cancer that can cause serious health issues. Women normally suffer from two types of cervical cancers – squamous cell carcinoma and another is adenocarcinoma.

As per recent research, it has been noticed that almost 9 out of 10 women suffer from squamous cell carcinomas. This cancer develops in the outer area of the Cervix.

Another type of cervical cancer is adenocarcinomas. This cancer develops in the glands that generate mucus. It grows in the inner passage of the Cervix.

How common is cervical cancer?

The increasing rate of cervical cancer globally is quite noticeable. The prime cause of this cancer is the Human papillomavirus (HPV). More than six lacs women were affected with cervical cancer in 2020.


Risk factors 

Due to the increasing rate of cervical cancer, women need to understand the risk factors of this cancer.

  • Women having many sexual partners can suffer from HPV, which is a sexually transmitted infection. This infection is the price cause of cervical cancer.
  • Women who have started sexual activity at an early age are more prone to getting affected by cervical cancer.
  • Women who are habituated to smoking can suffer from cervical cancer.
  • Miscarriage prevention drugs can also develop cervical cancer in women.


Women are asked to consult with Dr. Ashish Pokharkar, Pimpri Chinchwad, to get the best suggestion for cervical cancer.